DAYTON ART INSTITUTE DIRECTIONS Renaissance Theatre
3:00 pm Sunday, April 23, 2017
General Admission Seating
Pre-performance host: Larry Coressel
GABRIELI Canzon per Sonar in Echo Duodecimi Toni (brass)
DiLORENZOGossamer (brass and percussion)
GLASS Piano Étude No. 2 (percussion)
MAHLERUrlicht (brass, orchestra bells, mezzo-soprano)
KOPETZKIDrums Ahead (percussion)
TCHAIKOVSKY Romance in F minor, Op. 5 (brass)
GRAINGERA Lincolnshire Posy (brass and percussion)
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BRASS AND PERCUSSION MUSICIANS Aaron Brant, Amy Lassiter, Todd Fitter, Sean Vore, Jonas Thoms, Joseph Vroom, Charles Pagnard, Alan Siebert, Daniel Zehringer, Eric Knorr, Dave Zeng, Timothy Anderson, Richard Begel, Chad Arnow, Alan Keller, James Long, Ben Malmar, Jacob Moore, Donald Donnett, Michael LaMattina, Jeffrey Luft, Matt Hawkins, Darcey Timmerman
ELIZABETH FREY mezzo-soprano
PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor WEBSITE
The tradition of brass chamber music harkens back to Mozart’s time. The Salzburg master created many works for ensembles of this kind for military purposes as well as celebrations for the Royal court. The influence of the music of Turkish Janissaries added percussion such as bass drum, cymbals, and triangle, lending an exotic tang and creating a wider sonic spectrum.
Later in the 19th century the brass band grew in popularity in England, playing a central role in military and ceremonial settings. In America, the evolution of the modern wind ensemble promoted the creation of many new works for the brass ensemble, moving away from opera and other genres.
For this chamber music program, Dayton Philharmonic brass players celebrate the history and glorious sound of brass in an engaging cross-sample of this great repertory.