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On the Town

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Audio CD, July 25, 2000

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This recording features exciting new performances of popular classics by three of America's most important composers: Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. The Center City Brass Quintet, one of the world's pre-eminent brass ensembles, performs these favorites with the same musical excitement and technical brilliance they have brought to their earlier recordings of recital repertoire, such as "Brass Quintets" on Collins Classics, called "one of the all-time great brass recordings" by the American Record Guide (July/August 1997). A brand-new arrangment of music from "On The Town" by Emmy-Award winning composer Anthony DiLorenzo is coupled with the classic setting of "West Side Story" by Jack Gale, performed by brass players the world over but never before recorded. Also included is Gale's version of "Porgy and Bess", and Robert Elkjer's arrangements of three Duke Ellington classics, including "Caravan". This is a CD anyone will enjoy; and it's a must for brass lovers!

About the Artist

Renowned for their high energy and finely-polished style, the Center City Brass Quintet is known for setting new standards of artistry on brass instruments. The members of the quintet, regarded as five of the finest brass players of their generation, comprise sought-after soloists and leading players in the nation's top orchestras who convene regularly for chamber music making of the highest caliber. The Quintet takes its name from the famous downtown district of Philadelphia in which it was founded in 1985 at the Curtis Institute of Music. The group has been heard on numerous live radio and television broadcasts, including NPR's Performance Today, and has won wide acclaim for its concert tours throughout the U.S.. The members of the quintet are:

Anthony DiLorenzo, trumpet, has performed as soloist with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and New York Philharmonic, has held positions with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Utah Symphony, New World Symphony and Santa Fe Opera, and has performed and recorded with the San Francisco Symphony. He also performs with Proteus 7, with which he records for the Dorian label.

Ryan Anthony, trumpet, is Assistant Professor of trumpet at the famed Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He was winner at the Seventeen Magazine/General Motors National Solo Competition, and has performed as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, and at the Kennedy Center and State Department in Washington D.C..

Richard King, horn, is Principal Horn of the Cleveland Orchestra. A member of the orchestra since age 20, he has also appeared as soloist with it on numerous occasions. He is on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.

Steven Witser, trombone, is Assistant Principal Trombone of the Cleveland Orchestra. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he was prizewinner at both the Munich and Geneva International Solo Competitions. Previously principal trombone of the Honolulu, Phoenix and Santa Fe Opera orchestras, he is presently on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Craig Knox, tuba, is Principal Tuba of the Sacramento Philharmonic, and has observed as an acting member of the San Francisco Symphony. He has held positions with the New World Symphony and San Francisco Ballet orchestras, and performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He performs in the summer at the Grand Teton Music Festival, and is on the faculty of California State University, Hayward.

Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • Language: : English
  • Product Dimensions : 5 x 5.75 x 0.5 inches; 3.67 Ounces
  • Manufacturer : Chandos
  • SPARS Code : DDD
  • Date First Available : January 20, 2007
  • Label : Chandos
  • ASIN : B00004TKQE
  • Number of discs : 1
  • Customer Reviews:
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