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The Grammy Award-winning Chestnut Brass Company presents a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Tennessee Tech University's Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

<thumb_Chestnut_BrassChestnut Brass Company offers an exciting and entertaining program that includes music from the American Civil War and new works commissioned by the group. The performers switch back and forth playing 35 different historical and modern brass instruments.


"This Grammy-winning group, with superb musicianship, couples a wide ranging repertoire and a wonderful sense of humor to present a fascinating and exciting concert that will long be remembered by those who attended," said Charles Decker, TTU trumpet professor and the quintet's campus host.

The brass quintet has performed for major concert venues including the Juilliard School, the Chautauqua Institute, the Boston Museum of Art, and in New York at the Merlin Concert Hall and Alice Tully Hall. It has also earned international acclaim for brilliant performances on modern and historical brass instruments with concerts throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia.

The ensemble has been featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," "Fresh Air," Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Bavarian State Radio, Korean National Television and numerous radio and television stations across the United States.

The quintet has also received awards for commissioning and performance from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Chamber Music America and Meet the Composer.

Widely recorded, Chestnut Brass has CDs on the Sony, Newport Classic, Crystal and Musical Heritage and Music Masters labels and has been featured on several television documentaries ranging from "A House Divided" for PBS to "Pinehurst, the History of Golf."

There will also be a meet-the-artist session at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, also in the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

This Center Stage event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Decker at 931-372-3711. To learn more about the Chestnut Brass Company, visit