Award-winning Triton Brass Quintet to Perform with Concord Band
The Triton Brass Quintet
Concord, Mass, February 7, 2012 —
The Concord Band is thrilled to welcome five outstanding young professional
musicians from the Boston area to share the stage at their Winter Concert.
The award-winning Triton Brass Quintet will be guest soloists for an exciting
and dynamic program, led by Music Director James O'Dell, which will take
place at 8 pm on March 3, 2012 at the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden in
The quintet will perform Five Concord Diversions for Brass Quintet and
Band by James Curnow, commissioned by the Concord Band and premiered in
1987, and the Concertino for Brass Quintet and Band by John Cheetham.
In addition, the quintet's Andrew Sorg will be featured on flugelhorn in an
arrangement of the Adagio movement from Joaquín Rodrigo's
Concierto de Aranjuez, arranged by Concord Band Music Director
Emeritus William G. McManus.
Originating from across the United States and abroad, the members of the
Triton Brass are now New England area freelance musicians, and among the
region's most promising young talents: Stephen Banzaert and Andrew Sorg,
trumpets; Shelagh Abate, French horn; Wesley Hopper, trombone; and Angel
Subero, bass trombone.
Triton Brass were prize winners at the 2005 Lyon International Chamber Music
Competition, 2003 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, and
semi-finalists at the Concert Artists Guild Competition.
Triton members are in their second year as artists-in-residence at The Boston
Conservatory, where the group serves as both performers and instructors, and
are proud to be faculty and co-hosts for the Atlantic Brass Quintet
It is with deep sadness that The Concord Band reports that William M.
Toland, the Band's Music Director Laureate, passed away in January.
Mr. Toland was Music Director from 1962 to 1995, and established its missions
of providing the best in concert band music to Concord-area audiences,
commissioning new works for band, and inviting the best guest conductors,
composers, instrumentalists, and singers to perform and work with the Band.
As a tribute to him, the Band will play the “Nimrod” movement
from Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations for this concert.
In addition, the Fall 2012 concert will be dedicated to a celebration of
Mr. Toland's life and role with the Band.
Also on the program are Go by Samuel Hazo, Festivo by Edward
Gregson, Florentiner March by Julius Fučík, and
“Ishmael” from Of Sailors and Whales by W. Francis
The concert begins at 8:00 pm in The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden
Street in Concord on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Tickets are $15 each ($5 for students and seniors) and are available at the
The Concord Band, founded in 1959, is one of the leading community concert
bands in the United States.
It is well known for its innovative programming and the exceptional quality
of its commissioned pieces.
It presents both formal and Pops concerts throughout the year.
Thousands attend its summer concerts each year at Fruitlands Museum in
For additional information, contact Carol Messina,
Concord Band Publicity.
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