Chamber Concert

A faculty woodwind quintet collaborates with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet to present a chamber music concert, could include:

1. Chris Brubeck´s composition, Vignettes for Nonet, for BBQ and woodwind quintet (3 movements, total 22 minutes)

2. Chris Brubeck´s composition, Crescent City Suite, for woodwind quintet plus percussion (Dan Brubeck on drums) (3 movements, 15 minutes)

3. Chris Brubeck´s composition, Danza del Soul, for violin, cello, bass, piano, drums, and clarinet (3 movements, 24 minutes) (Dan Brubeck on drums and Chris Brubeck can augment upright bass part with expanded solos)

Note: We have often found that the audience reaction is so enthusiastic that we need to play an encore. Chris has made an arrangement of Dave Brubeck´s classic, Blue Rondo a la Turk, for woodwind quintet and jazz quartet. This encore often begets another encore, so Chris has also arranged Take Five for wwq and jazz group.

Of course, the program could include pieces by other composers but these are pieces Chris has written and would be available. It is certainly possible that an advanced student woodwind quintet or chamber group for Danza del Soul could be used instead of a faculty woodwind quintet. Or you could use faculty for one and students for another.

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