Luther College Brass Symposium to be presented Sept. 28-29

Atlantic Brass Quintet featured performance Sept. 28

The inaugural Luther College Brass Symposium will be presented Sept. 28-29, in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The featured performance in the symposium is a concert by the Atlantic Brass Quintet at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Luther's Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest and most versatile brass chamber ensembles, the Atlantic Brass Quintet has performed in 48 of the United States and dozens of countries across four continents.

The quintet specializes in masterful and vibrant presentations of repertoire spanning five centuries and a broad spectrum of styles. Showcasing works from their brand new album "Ascent," the program includes music by Lutoslawski, Bach, Brad Mehldau, Alan Ferber, Shane Endsley, Robert Paterson and traditional Balkan brass band music. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Day two of the symposium is filled with master classes. A master class for all brass instruments will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Orchestra Room of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Individualized master classes by instrument will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at various locations throughout the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Both master class events are open to all Luther students, faculty and staff, and the Decorah community. All master classes mentioned are taught by members of the Atlantic Brass Quintet.

For more information regarding the symposium contact John Cord, [email protected] or (515) 306-9790.

The Luther College Brass Symposium was established by Scott and Laura Stevens, classes of 1989 and 1992 respectively, in appreciation of former Luther faculty Fred Nyline and Ron Fox, for the profound influence they had on the students who studied and played a brass instrument while at Luther. This is the inaugural year of the Luther College Brass Symposium.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and nearly 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory/ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.