Distributed November 10, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis
Grant Recital Hall
St. Luke’s Trombone Quartet, Wind Symphony to perform Nov. 17
The acclaimed St. Luke’s Trombone Quartet will join the Brown University Wind Symphony and conductor Matthew McGarrell in presenting a free public concert on Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at 8 p.m. in Grant Recital Hall.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Brown University Wind Symphony, conducted by Matthew McGarrell, will perform in concert with the acclaimed St. Luke’s Trombone Quartet on Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at 8 p.m. in Grant Recital Hall.
The program will feature Richard Wagner’s Huldigungsmarsch, Jan Koetsier’s Concertino for trombone and wind band, Guy Wolfenden’s Illyrian Dances and Thomas Duffy’s And Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest.
The St. Luke’s Trombone Quartet is a New York ensemble that brings a rich diversity of styles and repertoire – ranging from Renaissance and Medieval music to jazz, rock and the avant-garde – to its performances. Its members’ credits include commercial and art recordings, television appearances, backup performances with major artists, and performances with the Metropolitan Opera and with chamber orchestras. The quartet derives its name from the Midtown New York church that is its home; the group will soon be recording new compositions in both New York City and Rhode Island and is undertaking concert tours to China and Japan.
Conductor Matthew McGarrell is Director of Bands and a senior lecturer in music at Brown. Prior to his appointment to Brown in 1984, he performed with professional orchestras and jazz bands, including the New Orleans Philharmonic. He is the immediate past president of the New England College Band Association.
The Brown University Wind Symphony performs works from the traditional band repertory, as well as new pieces written for unique combinations of instruments. The symphony gave its first European concerts during a 1994 London-Paris tour. Student Jaemi B. Loeb ’03, serving this semester as assistant conductor of the Wind Symphony, will conduct Wagner’s Huldigungsmarsch.
The concert is free and open to the public. Grant Recital Hall is located at One New Orchard Ave. For further information, call (401) 863-3234.