Tired of hearing Beethoven, Brahms, and Mozart?! Mirari Brass isn’t, but here’s a little something more current. This program features music from the 20th and 21st centuries and explores the versatility of the brass quintet through more popular idioms. There is a touch of opera, musical theater, jazz, and even contemporary popular music. Walking in to hear a brass quintet, you might not expect to see names like Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, Stevie Wonder, or Imogen Heap on the program, but that is exactly what you get. It promises to be a fun and entertaining mixture of music performed at the highest level. We (secretly) always wanted to be in a cover band…

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Works to be performed on the ”Not-So-Classical Brass” program could include (presenter’s choice!):

Stevie Wonder, Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Thad Jones, A Child is Born
Charles Mingus, Porkpie Hat
Charles Mingus, Haitian Fight Song
Chick Corea, Spain
Puccini, Nessun Dorma
Imogen Heap, Hide and Seek
Enrique Crespo, Ragtime
Enrique Crespo, Vals Peruano
Stephen Schwartz, Defy Gravity (from Wicked)
Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story
Caprice Fox, Silence of Time
David Sisco, Visages
John Cheetham, Percolate