Tennessee Tech University’s own Brass Arts Quintet will present a free concert on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.
As the quintet welcomes its new tuba player, graduate student Daniel Davis, the program focuses on music with a Latin influence, although there are a few special treats as well. The program will begin with one of J. S. Bach’s most famous works, the Contrapunctus IX from The Art of Fugue.
Moving on to the theme of the evening, the quintet will perform a new arrangement by former Tech Professor of Trumpet Charles Decker. His setting of excerpts from Manuel de Falla’s ballet The Three-Cornered Hat features everyone in the group in a new work for brass quintet.
The centerpiece of the evening is Enrique Crespo’s Suite Americana No. 1. It has several movements, each representing a different aspect of the Americas, from Ragtime in the United States to Bossa Nova from Brazil and includes influences from Peru and Mexico.
Tech Professor of Percussion Colin Hill will join the quintet for a set of Latin jazz tunes to end the evening: A Night in Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie, Caravan by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington, and closing with Chick Corea’s Spain.
The Brass Arts Quintet is Raquel Rodriquez and Chris McCormick, trumpets; Greg Danner, horn; Joshua Hauser, trombone; and Daniel Davis, tuba.
The Bryan Fine Arts Building is located at 1150 N. Dixie Avenue in Cookeville.