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thumb KnoX-BrassWorXLovers of brass music will have the chance to hear pieces dating from the 1600s to the 1920s at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Tennessee Tech University’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

The Knoxville Brass WorX Company will join members of TTU’s Brass Arts Quintet to open the concert with Renaissance piece “Sonata Piano e Forte” by Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli, conducted by TTU director of bands Joseph Hermann.

“It is a real pleasure to have this Tennessee brass quintet come to Cookeville to play such an exciting program,” said TTU trumpet professor Charles Decker. “Their diverse repertoire of musical styles is guaranteed to make it a memorable and entertaining evening.”

The Knoxville company musicians are current or former members of symphonies and ensembles around the state and nation, including the Chattanooga and Oak Ridge Symphonies, the Las Vegas Music Festival Chamber Orchestra and the New World Symphony. Its members are trumpeters Joel Tillman and Sarah Fellenbaum, hornist Robert Owen, trombonist Sam Chen and tubist Sean Greene.

The program is part of the Center Stage concert series at TTU and is free and open to the public.