TTU Brass Arts Quintet to give tribute to stage, film and radio music
Since the beginnings of printed music, there has been a crossover between pieces intended for voices and for instruments. The evening’s performance includes works by both British and American composers originally conceived for singers, with a brass twist.
Stage and movie works to be performed range from “Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” to songs by Gershwin and selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” The program shifts gears to rock and roll, featuring TTU music professor Chris McCormick in a tribute to Elvis Presley with “Are You Lonesome Tonight.” The quintet will perform the Beatles’ “Yesterday,” one of the most recorded songs of all time, and TTU professor Charles Decker will play the piccolo trumpet in the Beatles’ “Penny Lane.”
The evening will close with the quintet’s tribute to James Bond, featuring theme music from “Dr. No,” “Live and Let Die,” “Goldfinger” and Adele’s Golden Globe and Oscar winning “Skyfall” theme song.
Members of the group are Decker and McCormick, trumpets; Greg Danner, horn; Joshua Hauser, trombone; and R. Winston Morris, tuba.
The performance will be in TTU’s Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts building at 1150 N. Dixie Ave. It is free and open to the public.