Sept. 22–26, 2014
C Street Brass Concert
Wed., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.
School of Music Recital Hall – FREE
Beauty Slap Concert
Fri., Sept. 26, 10 p.m.
Conundrum Music Hall (626 Meeting St, West Columbia)
$10 Purchase tickets online.
"C Street is the new sound, look, and feel of the modern brass quintet."
- George Vosburgh, Principal Trumpet, Pittsburgh Symphony
"...a fantastic and imaginative approach to brass quintet music."
- Chris Botti, Soloist
C Street Brass prides itself on being equally as comfortable in the sound world of
baroque music as it is in dubstep. Through constant performance focused on discovery
and growth the group continues to expand the limits of what is possible with five
Now calling Pittsburgh home, C Street Brass is the ensemble in residence at Carnegie Mellon University. If you hear brass music coming from downtown, chances are it's C Street Brass playing on the street honing material for a new show. Aside from busking, house parties and club dates, C Street Brass has been on a variety of chamber music series including Corpus Christie Chamber Music Series, Corpus Christie, TX, Community Concerts Second Series, Baltimore MD and their own series at Carnegie Mellon.
Recently the group has held shorter-term residencies focused on education in Orcas Island, Washington and Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania, and they look forward to returning to University of South Carolina. Internationally, C Street Brass has toured in Tbilisi, Georgia as resident ensemble of the Traveling Notes Music Festival in 2012 and to Doha, Qatar in 2013 as ambassadors for Carnegie Mellon University.
C Street Brass loves collaborating with other artists to create new exciting concert atmospheres for audiences. In 2010 the group premiered “Two Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ” by composer David Conte with famous organist and scholar Donald Sutherland. Recently, C Street Brass has been working closely with DJ Jakeisrain blending different genres of classical music with current electronic dance music.
C Street Brass was a winner of the Savvy Musician in ACTION Chamber Music Competition in 2013. The 2014 residency program at USC is funded with a USC Provost Visiting Scholar Grant.