American Brass Quintet
Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.
Internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, American Brass Quintet has been hailed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass.” ABQ's rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and all 50 of the United States; a discography of nearly 60 recordings; and the premieres of more than 150 contemporary brass works. Committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through education, the American Brass Quintet has been in residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1970.
For this matinee concert, ABQ brings a program that features a new work by acclaimed American composer Jennifer Higdon and, of course, large brass works.
This event is part of the Visiting Artist Series. The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series features regional, national and international artists who visit the University of Maryland for performances and other activities. Beyond the stunning work these artists bring to the stage, they are also committed to extensive engagement that creates exciting connections with students and the community. During their time at UMD, American Brass Quintet will have engaged in:
- Masterclasses with UMD School of Music students
- Chamber music coachings with UMD School of Music students
- A Composer Reading of works by UMD School of Music student composers
- A performances with UMD School of Music fellowship graduate ensemble Terrapin Brass
This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
Health + Safety
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