"The high priests of brass."

- Newsweek



Varner Recital Hall
Oakland University
371 Varner Drive, Rochester


Blending the old and the new, the progam includes a selection of Consort Music of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, and Canons of the 16th century by Palestrina, Josquin and others paired with works by Joan Tower, Anton Simon, Anders Hillborg, Steven Franklin and Joan Tower.


The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. Committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through performance and education, the American Brass Quintet has been in residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and the Aspen Music Festival since 1970. The New York Times recently wrote that “among North American brass ensembles none is more venerable than the American Brass Quintet,” while Newsweek has hailed the ensemble as “the high priests of brass” and American Record Guide has called the ABQ “of all the brass quintets, the most distinguished.” Through its acclaimed performances, diverse programming, commissioning, extensive discography and educational mission, the American Brass Quintet has created a legacy unparalleled in the brass field.