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‘The High Priests of Brass’ Perform Broad Program October 30 at Schwab

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American Brass Quintet Perform at Schwab Auditorium

American Brass Quintet, winner this year of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, performs works from the Renaissance to the 21st century in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium. The performance is the cornerstone of a three-day residency at Penn State that includes a variety of free engagement events at the University Park and Altoona campuses.


The concert, part of the Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project, features Renaissance madrigals by Italian Luca Marenzio; chansons by Franco-Flemish composer Josquin des Prés; five works by 19th-century German Ludwig Maurer; Fantasia and Rondó, a composition by Osvaldo Lacerda who, in 1963, became the first Brazilian composer to earn a Guggenheim Fellowship; Copperwave, a quintet-commissioned work by Grammy Award-winning contemporary American composer Joan Tower; and Cadence, Fugue, Fade, a piece written for the quintet by American Sebastian Currier that has its world premiere in New York City two weeks before being performed at Schwab.


Tickets for the Schwab concert are $42 for an adult, $12 for a University Park student and $32 for a person 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at or by phone at 814-863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.


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