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Brass Quintet Lights up the Stage!

October 3, 2011

By Sierra Young

"Who Could Ask For Anything More?", a concert from the Spectrum Brass Quintet, will be performed on Friday, Oct. 14 in Pritchett Auditorium. This performance comes to the area thanks to a partnership between Averett and the Danville Concert Association.

"From start to finish of the show, you were wondering how they make such great music with so few instruments," said Bay City Theatre in Bay City, Mich.

The Spectrum Brass Quintet delivers exciting performances that bring George Gershwin's music to life with a concert pianist and a beautifully talented soprano. "Who Could Ask For Anything More?" is the perfect title for this performance. This show has a very symphony hall feel for the first half, and then an interesting transition to the second half, which sets the scene for a night on the town.

"I am rarely excited about this kind of brass quintet program, but this is one of the best," commented Barry Kilpatrick of American Record Guide.

Spectrum, which was formed in 2008, is made up of leading freelance musicians who have performed with a number of orchestras and chamber groups. The group performed the premiere of composer/arranger James Stephenson's Latin-themed "Salsa Metales" It has also formed a consortium of 14 leading universities from around the U.S. to commission Stephenson's new work for brass quintet and wind ensemble, "Dodectafecta."

This group is destined to deliver a stunning performance that will leave every member of the audience awestruck. Tickets prices are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more information call 434-792-9242.