Student Brass Groups to Perform at Chamber Brass Recital

Nov. 9, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University’s Chamber Brass Recital series will feature two brass student quintets and a Low Brass Ensemble in concert Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Westbrook Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public.

The program will open with the “Five at Five” Brass Quintet, comprised of first-year students Tom Cassidy (tuba), Eion Connolly (horn), Kai-Li Diyaljee (trumpet), Chris Hess (trumpet) and Leanna Horton (euphonium). The quintet will perform standard works from the brass quintet repertoire, namely Three Dances by Tilman Susato, Sonata from Bänkelsängerlieder and John Cheetham's Scherzo.

The Septum Brass Quintet, featuring Kizzie Cobden ’19 (horn), Dan Drake ’20 (tuba), Collin Halihan ’19 (trumpet), Alex Huebner ’21 (trumpet) and Lindsay Ring ’20 (euphonium) will perform well known selections from Porgy and Bess, Paul Dukas' Fanfare to la Peri, selections from French composer Andre LaFosse's Suite Impromptu, among others. Both brass quintets are under the direction of Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet Robert Sears.

The Low Brass Ensemble, directed by Instructor and Technical Coordinator in the School of Music Ed Risinger, is made up of euphonium players Evan Dreher ’19, Jack Druffel ’19, Matthew Fritsch ’22, Leanna Horton ’22 and Lindsay Ring ’21, and tubaists Tom Cassidy ’22, Dan Drake ’20, Daisy Guerrero ’20, Ben Knupp ’22, Joel Reedy ’22 and Dylan Propheter ’22. They will close the concert playing works from Tomas Vitorria, John Philip Souza and W. A. Mozart.

By Rachel McCarthy ’21