Australian Brass Quintet tour to include Melbourne International Festival of Brass - Five performances THIS MONTH of Steven Sacco's Quintet:
23rd Springwood, Blue Mountains
24th Sydney Conservatorium of Music
29th Melbourne International Festival of Brass
The Australian Brass Quintet is comprised of some of Australia’s
foremost brass musicians. Its members have been performing together in
various ensembles for over fifteen years, and are held in the highest
regard as soloists and teachers, appearing regularly all over the world.
The Australian Brass Quintet’s performances are recognized for their unique balance of established masterpieces and innovative new works for the modern brass quintet. The ABQ is passionate about the future of brass music. They are committed to the active commission and performance of new dynamic works for brass quintet, and to the education of younger audiences and future generations of musicians.
The American composer, Steven Sacco, was born in Brooklyn, New York. His work is performed internationally by some of today’s leading soloists and ensembles. Critics praise him for writing “absorbing, poetic and passionate music that easily engages the sympathies and attention of a concert audience.” Past collaborations have included leading artists and organizations such as The New York Philharmonic, The Electric Phoenix, Speculum Musicae, The American Brass Quintet, The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” The Czech Nonet, composer & conductor Luciano Berio, cellist Steven Isserlis, soprano Juliana Gondek, The Juilliard School, the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, and the Deal Summer Music Festival in the U.K., among others.