St. Louis Brass Quintet to perform October 6 at C-SC
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College will host a free, public performance of the St. Louis Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. October 6 in the Performing Arts Center.
The St. Louis Brass Quintet was founded in 1964 by members of the St. Louis Symphony who performed children’s concerts in the St. Louis metropolitan area. None of the current members play with the St. Louis Symphony. The group has expanded to present full-length concerts and has performed more than 2,700 concerts nationally and internationally in the four decades since it was founded.
Members of the quintet include Allan Dean on trumpet, Ray Sasaki on trumpet, Thomas Bacon on horn, Melvyn Jernigan on trombone, and Daniel Perantoni on tuba.
Dean is professor of music at the Yale School of Music. He also performs with the New York Brass Quintet, and the New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble, as well as working as a freelance concert and recording artist. He is a founding member of Summit Brass, and plays cornetto in the group "Calliope: A Renaissance Band."
Sasaki is a founding member of the Tone Road Ramblers, a music ensemble started in 1979 in New York City that is comprised of composer/performers who commission and perform only new pieces. He has commissioned and recorded on several labels. Sasaki also served on the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild.
Bacon is a soloist and recording artist who has held principal horn positions with the Syracuse Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony and the Berlin Radio Symphony. He has performed in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has played with more than 100 orchestras across the United States, at major music festivals throughout the world, and has made 10 solo recordings. Bacon is editor of "The Complete Hornist" series for Southern Music Company.
Jernigan is executive director of Primo Concerts. For many years, he was bass trombonist with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, which he joined after graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music. He is the founding member of the Saint Louis Brass Quintet and a founding member of Summit Brass. Primo Concerts handles bookings for the Saint Louis Brass Quintet, Summit Brass and The RiverCity Ramblers.
Perantoni, professor of music at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., is a soloist, clinician, chamber musician, instrument designer and master teacher. He has been a featured artist at Carnegie Hall, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Spoleto Festival in the United States, as well as internationally. He is a founding member of Summit Brass, a member of Symphonia, and the Matteson - Phillips Tubajazz Consort. Along with Robert Tucci, he designed "Perantucci," a line of low brass instruments and mouthpieces.
The Culver-Stockton performance is offered as part of the college’s Academic and Cultural Events (ACE) program. Funding assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
For information concerning Culver-Stockton fine arts events, call 573-288-6346 or e-mail email@example.com.
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