Cameron University presents free concert featuring Saint Louis Brass Quintet

Cameron University will present the Saint Louis Brass in concert on Monday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. The concert is open to the public at no charge. The renowned quintet will perform a diverse repertoire that includes selections by American composers of both jazz and classical music.

Take two trumpets, one French horn, a trombone, and a tuba - put them in the hands of virtuoso performers - add some lighthearted demonstrations- and you have the Saint Louis Brass. The concert will feature selections from their CD, "Pops Music of the Americas," a jazz medley featuring the hits of Louis Armstrong, Argentine tango music, and more.

photo of Saint Louis Brass quintet

The group will also present a light-hearted demonstration on the history of the brass instruments, starting with animal horns and conch shells and including instruments from the time of King Tut,  the straight trombone and a French horn fashioned from a twelve-foot section of garden hose.

The Saint Louis Brass has been performing throughout the world since 1964 and has earned a reputation as a top-notch ensemble. Members of the group include trumpet players Allan Dean and Ray Sasaki, Melvyn Jernigan on trombone, Thomas Bacon on horn and Daniel Perantoni on tuba.

More information about the Saint Louis Brass is available at www.SaintLouisBrass.com.

For concert information, contact the Cameron Department of Music at 581-2440. This event is made possible by Cameron University Concerts, Lectures and Recitals Committee and through a grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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September 29, 2010

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