TOWER BRASS QUINTET TO PERFORM AT THIEL COLLEGE
Performance part of Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series
March 23, 2010
GREENVILLE, PA – Thiel College presents the Tower Brass Quintet in concert at the David Johnson Memorial Chapel on Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
The Tower Brass launched their international reputation in 1986 with a prize-winning performance at the International Brass Chamber Music Competition in Barcs, Hungary. Since then, the Tower Brass Quintet has concertized in 25 states and collaborated with several of the world's other premiere brass ensembles, including the London, Budapest, Annapolis and American Brass Quintets.
Critics and presenters have consistently praised the group for the innovative nature of their concert repertoire, their superb musicianship and their engaging stage presence. Recently, the Tower Brass was named as most popular instrumental ensemble by the Lake Erie West People’s Choice Awards.
The group’s members include Brian Bushong (trumpet), Larry Herman (trumpet), Daniel Saygers (trombone), David Saygers (tuba) and Bernice Schwartz (horn). The concert includes music by Duke Ellington, G. F. Handel and Eric Ewazen, among others.
The Tower Brass Quintet is the sixth concert of Thiel’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series, which began in fall 2007. Con Spirito presents concerts each year, featuring top chamber music groups from across the country. The series was created in honor of the late daughter of Dr. Glen Johnson H’88, Thiel College Board of Trustees chairman emeritus, and his wife, LaVonne, generous friends of the college. The home of the Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series is the David Johnson Memorial Chapel, dedicated in 2006 and named in honor of the Johnsons’ late son.
For more information about the concert, please contact the Thiel College Office of Special Events at 724-589-2240.
About Thiel College
Founded in 1866, Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,000 students. For more information about Thiel College, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.