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SPARK: Carolina’s Music Leadership Laboratory hosts C Street Brass Mini-Residency

Three days of performances, composer readings, presentations, and more take place March 17 - 19

SPARK: Carolina’s Music Leadership Laboratory organizes a number of initiatives that benefit the university community. The newest program of SPARK is the March mini-residency with the inventive group C Street Brass.

C Street Brass connects lovers of the arts from all walks of life around a unique and innovative concert experience and 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 brass instruments.

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.

Mini Residency Schedule

Monday, March 17, 1:10–2:00 p.m.          
Work with brass studios
USC School of Music Recital Hall

Monday, March 17, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.  
Composer readings
USC School of Music, room 016
Tuesday, March 18, 10:05 – 11:20 a.m.                       
The 21st-Century Performer: class presentation
USC School of Music, room 106

Tuesday, March 18, Noon                 
USC student composers' performance of one- minute compositions
USC School of Music lobby                               

Wednesday, March 19, 1:10 – 2:00 p.m.
Living the Dream: seminar presentation
USC School of Music Recital Hall             

Wednesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.  
C Street Concert
USC School of Music Recital Hall

C Street Brass website  

Learn about SPARK: Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory.

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