The event celebrates the music of Giovanni Gabrieli (1555-1612), a classical Italian composer who was one of the first to write music specifically for brass instruments, and other composers for brass instruments. It is hosted by the Wittenberg Brass Choir, under the direction of Daniel Zehringer, adjunct instructor of music.
Wittenberg students Kaoru Hoshina, class of 2007 from Tokyo, Japan; Scott Stroup, class of 2009 from Jenkintown, Pa.; Lauren Butch, class of 2009 from Bay Village, Ohio; Philip Hecht, class of 2010 from Benson, Ill.; and Lydia Kisley, class of 2010 from Mentor, Ohio, will be performing.
Guest ensembles will include the Wright State University Trumpet Ensemble, Zehringer director; Cedarville Brass Choir, Charles Pagnard, director; University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Trombone Quartet; Miami University Trumpet Ensemble, James Olcott, director; and the Wright Brass, a quintet from the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
Always a favorite part of the concert, the finale will feature music by the mass ensemble. The acoustics of Weaver Chapel are ideal for the antiphonal brass music composed by Gabrieli.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts
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