Brass 22 performs Steven Christopher Sacco's Quintet for Brass, Aspen recital, July 20

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Brass 22 performs Steven Christopher Sacco's Quintet for Brass, Aspen recital, July 20

Steven Christopher Sacco's Quintet for Brass (2003) was performed at the Aspen Music Festival and School recital program on Tuesday, July 20th at Harris Concert Hall as part of the American Brass Quintet seminar at Aspen.

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.”  International tours have seen his work performed in Australia, Asia, Europe and North and South America.  Some highlights include:

John D. Rojak’s, recording of “Sonata,” for bass trombone and piano, with Antoinette Perry appears on his “ROJAK ROCKS” album and was released in 2016 on the Navano record label. Rojak and Perry gave the premiere at the Aspen Music Festival in 2007.  Blair Bollinger, bass trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, performed the “Sonata,” at the 2016 the International Trombone Festival, at the Juilliard School in New York City.  Also in 2016, Michael Powell’s recordings of the “Sonata,” for tenor trombone and piano with the composer at the piano was released by the label USA Made.