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Philadelphia Brass

We are pleased to announce that Philadelphia Brass will be the new Ensemble-in-Residence at Church of the Redeemer. This means that The Redeemer will be the “home base” for the majority of the group’s practice sessions and, possibly, for several recordings. Philadelphia Brass will also be with us for major feast days, such as Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday and Easter, supplementing our usual ensemble of strings and percussion.

Philadelphia Brass was formed in 1988 by professional musicians of Eastern Pennsylvania to pursue their common goals: performing the best of the brass quintet repertoire spanning all periods and styles, and educating the public to the pleasures, subtleties, and complexities of chamber music. The group has collaborated in performances with bands, choruses, organists and dancers. It has performed educational programs for grade-school children, college students, and adults of all ages; coached grade school instrumentalists and taught a master class for the brass students of Juilliard. Critics and public alike have enthusiastically praised the appealing diversity of repertoire, technical virtuosity, humorous and informative educational programs, and superb musicality of the Philadelphia Brass members. The ensemble’s playing has been praised as “artistry of the highest caliber” and “dazzling technique”. The esteemed American composer Daniel Pinkham has written that Philadelphia Brass is “the most artistic brass quintet before the public today.”

The music program is thrilled at the opportunity to forge a new relationship with such a renowned quintet. Their presence among us will broaden the possibilities not only for our instrumental offerings but, also our choral repertoire. We so look forward to a new season with these amazing musicians, and to fostering a musical partnership together.

Brian Kuszyk, trumpet / Steven Heitzer, trumpet

Anthony Cecere, horn / Robert Gale, trombone

Scott Mendoker, tuba

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