Market Street Brass Returns to E&H on March 15
A resounding success in its first appearance at Emory & Henry College in 2007, Market Street Brass will be welcomed back to campus for its second appearance as part of the E&H Concert Series, Tuesday, March 15. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.
Founded in 1974, Market Street Brass is the resident faculty bass ensemble at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Each member of the ensemble is a talented solo performer, orchestra musician and scholar. Individually and as an ensemble they have played all over the world, in concerts featuring music in all styles from Renaissance to jazz.
The quintet has been featured at the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. In 2005, they traveled to the Peoples Republic of China for performances in Beijing and Changsha. In Beijing, concerts were played in the Forbidden City Concert Hall and the Peking University Concert Hall. In Changsha, the concert was broadcast live on Chinese television (CCT), and that concert was released in a DVD-NSB Live in China.
During a return to China in November 2006, performances were presented in Guangzhou, Dong Guan, Dalian and Beijing. During that trip, members presented master classes at the South China University of Technology (Guangzhou), Salinhi No. 5 School (Beijing) and the Children’s Palace in Beijing’s Forbidden City.
For its March concert at Emory & Henry, Market Street Brass will feature works from the standard brass repertoire by Mauer, Marcello, Buxtehude, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov; more recent composers such as Gershwin, Golson, and W.C. Handy, and original arrangements by members of the group.
Edward Bach has been leader of the Market Street Brass and principal trumpet player since 1991. Christian McIvor (trumpet), Wayne Bennett (fluegelhorn), Randy Kohlenberg (trombone), and Dennis Askew (tuba) complete the group’s membership.
The group’s name reflects its geography. Market Street is one of the historic streets surrounding the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Emory & Henry College students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge. Admission for all others is $3-10. Call the Office of the Arts Coordinator at 276.944.6846 for information or reservations.