FSC Brass Quintet to Give World Premiere in Concert

Oct 15, 2014

by Staff
The Florida Southern College Faculty Brass Quintet will give the world premiere of a work composed for the ensemble at a concert next week.

The concert, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall on campus, is part of the FSC Festival of Fine Arts. It is free and open to the public.

The program ranges from the 16th to the 21st centuries, including works by Anthony Holborne, J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, Victor Ewald, and Morley Calvert. It also features the first public performance of Stas Omelchenko’s Fanfare for Brass Quintet. Mr. Omelchenko joined the theory and composition faculty at Florida Southern College earlier this year and composed Fanfare for Brass Quintet especially for this performance.

Now in their second year as a chamber ensemble, the FSC Faculty Brass Quintet is composed of five educators, all active performing musicians, who joined forces to explore the evolving repertoire of this special musical genre.

Also on tap next week is Music under the Stars, a popular annual outdoor concert by the FSC Symphony Band and the FSC Jazz Ensemble. These two ensembles always perform a delightful variety of crowd-pleasing works.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Pipkin Bandshell on campus and is free. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Branscomb Auditorium.