Update From The Hogtown Brass Quintet
The Hogtown Brass Quintet (HBQ) announce their first EP recording project ”Introducing…”.
Now in their 3rd year, the HBQ has consistently brought new and exciting music to the world of the brass quintet. Their repertoire remains as diverse as the members who comprise the group, ranging from Classical to pop and jazz.
From Bach to Broadway, “Introducing…” will highlight HBQ’s unique programming. While including standards of the brass quintet literature, this recording will bring fresh new arrangements, and will introduce two works brand new to the brass quintet world. New arrangements of Rodgers & Hart’s “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” from the 1940’s music Pal Joey and Mascagni’s beautiful Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana highlight a track list which also includes Jack Gale’s stirring arrangement of A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square and the technical virtuosity of J.S. Bach’s “Contrapunctus IX” from the Art of Fugue.
Also featured are two brand new works by RJ Satchithananthan: Solea, a flamenco-inspired piece; and “Stray Goat” a Funk- inspired show opener.
HBG will present two community concerts to kick off our “Introducing” fundraising campaign: the first concert will take place on Saturday, March 12 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Stratford, ON, followed by a second concert on Saturday, March 19 at Goodfellas Gallery in Toronto, ON. More information on both concerts is found at www.hogtownbrass.com.
Additional funds are being raised through an IndieGoGo Campaign. To obtain an advance copy of the album, get a favourite piece arranged and performed, or to become a keystone sponsor please consider making a donation to this project.
Email: hogtownbrass [at] gmail.com
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The Folks Behind It All
Tristan Tye – Trumpet
Matthew Ross – Trumpet
Jason Austin – French Horn
RJ Satchithananthan – Trombone
Andrew Nowry – Tuba
The Hogtown Brass Quintet is a Toronto-based chamber ensemble dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the traditional brass ensemble.
Formed in 2013, the Hogtown Brass Quintet (HBQ) is a collaboration among five accomplished and diverse musicians, committed to presenting unique concert experiences, entertaining and informative educational programs, in addition to bringing brass chamber music to new audiences. Its mission is to present traditional brass repertoire alongside new, distinct works to reinvigorate the classic brass quintet.
The members of HBQ reflect diverse musical backgrounds, from Classical to pop to jazz. Dedicated to education as well as performance, the HBQ is experienced in presenting music to people of all ages in a variety of settings.
“The Hogtown Brass is a class act. They are meticulous with rhythmic patterns – which are always precise, as is their ensemble. Humour is a part of their style. Not only do these fine musicians play with accuracy and sensitivity, they also communicate to the audience how much fun they are having in the process.” – Howard Cable
“My students were very impressed by the high calibre of performance and skill by the Hogtown Brass. They were still talking about the performance and the performance ideas that were presented weeks later. I am so glad that I booked this group. They were highly professional and provided a lot of inspiration for my high school band students. I highly recommend this group.” – Marsha King, Nelson High School
“The Hogtown Brass performed a wonderful concert for my high school band students. Their performance was excellent and it was obvious they are all are extremely accomplished musicians. Their performance and obvious passion for what they are doing left my students excited about music and their own instruments. I will definitely have them back for an encore performance!” – Nancy Flood, Band Director, Riverdale Collegiate Institute
“Thank you for the wonderful performances prior to Saturday’s Young People’s Concerts! Your performance was both entertaining and educational at the same time, and I think it got all of our young audience members excited to listen to chamber music and symphonic music.” – Faeron Pileggi, Manager, Education & Pops, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
“The Hogtown Brass Quintet helped create musical magic on the train platform during Santa in the Junction. Their style of music fit in perfectly with all the unique elements of the Junction and the holiday season” – Jessica Myers, Executive Director, The Junction BIA
Highlights of 2015/2016 Season
– A feature recital at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto (October)
– A collaborative evening with pianist Ron Davis and his group Symphronica (November)
– Holiday in Hogtown at Junction Craft Brewing (December)
– Jazz Vespers at Church of the Incarnation in North York (January)
– Recording our premiere album