GRAMMY WINNING CHESTNUT BRASS COMPANY AND ARTIST MICHAEL ADAMS
A LARGE DISPLAY OF TALENT FOR THE “A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC” CONCERT SERIES
Trappe – The Grammy winning Chestnut Brass Company will present the second program on the A Little Night Music concert series at the Community Music School, 775 West Main Street in Trappe. The concert will take place on Saturday, November 10th at 8:00 PM. Tickets priced from $16 to $18 can be purchased online at http://www.cmsmusic.org/little-night-music or reserved in advance by calling 610-489-3676. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. A Master Class with Chestnut Brass Company will be offered 4:00-5:30pm, cost $10. Please call CMS to pre-register.
As is the custom with “A Little Night Music” concerts, each evening begins at 7PM with the opening reception of a new exhibit in The Gallery at CMS. The featured visual artist will be Michael Adams of Norristown exhibiting artworks in a show titled “Nature’s Way”. A former Senior Designer at Lenox Collections, he is well known in the collectible industry and has illustrated six children’s books. As a fine artist, he is recognized for his portraits of birds in watercolor, acrylic and stone sculpture. Recently, Michael was commissioned to paint a historical/patriotic mural for the town of Jersey Shore, PA and was a featured wildlife artist in the John James Audubon Gallery at Mills Grove Sanctuary in Audubon, PA.
The Grammy winning Chestnut Brass Company has earned international acclaim for brilliant performances on modern and historical brass instruments. Since beginning as a street band in Philadelphia in 1977, they have performed in North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia.
The chamber ensemble is active in the performance and commissioning of contemporary music, and has introduced numerous new works to audiences around the country. Composers who have written works for the Chestnut Brass Company, or have been commissioned by the Chestnut Brass Company, include Richard Wernick, Peter Schickele, Leslie Bassett, Eric Stokes, Theodore Antoniou, Jan Krzywicki, and Paul Basler. The brass quintet has received awards for commissioning and performance from the NEA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Chamber Music America and Meet the Composer.
As curators of the sounds of ancient and antique brasses, the Chestnut Brass Company have been at the forefront of the period-instrument revival with performances on cornetti, sacbuts, keyed bugles and saxhorns. The quintet continues to collect antique brass instruments and to research the literature and performance practice of these instruments.
This extraordinary diversity of repertoire and instrumentation enables the Chestnut Brass Company to offer a variety of exciting, entertaining and innovative programs. They can be heard on the Sony, Newport Classic, Crystal and Musical Heritage/Musicmasters labels. Selections from CBC recordings have been featured on several documentaries ranging from A House Divided for PBS, to Pinehurst, the History of Golf. The Chestnut Brass Company is represented by C&K ARTISTS (Kevin Wood, President and CEO) http://www.ckartists.info
Offering six concerts a year, “A Little Night Music” concert series presents rising young stars and artists of international renown as well as performing artists from its own highly talented faculty. Community Music School, a non-profit organization, provides instrumental and vocal music instruction to students of all ages and levels of ability without regard to their particular background or ability to pay. For further information, please contact CMS at 610-489-3676 or visit on the web at www.cmsmusic.org.