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Sept. 30, 2014
By Alexandra Mortallaro, media relations assistant
Northwest Missouri State University will welcome two performances next week to kick off the University’s 2014-2015 Encore performance series.
The St. Louis Brass Quintet will give a free performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the Charles Johnson Theater. Then Circus Electronica will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Both performances are open to the public.
Founded in 1964, the St. Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s longest-standing brass quintets. Formed by members of the St. Louis Symphony to play children's concerts in the St. Louis area, the group soon expanded to present full length concerts funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Now, 50 years and more than 2,500 engagements later, the quintet members hold top positions across the United States.
In addition to its free Encore performance, the quintet will offer master classes to high school and Northwest music students at 3 p.m. and participate with Northwest brass faculty in a help session at 4 p.m. in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. The brass quintet’s concert and workshop is supported by Northwest and the Missouri Arts Council.
“In this setting, members of the ensemble work with students in like-instrument settings,” said Dr. Bill Richardson, professor of music. “This is an important part of the quintet’s time here, as it provides direct interaction between music students and these world-class teachers and performers.”
Later in the week, Circus Electronica incorporates a new kind of electronic music with world-class acrobats that groove on the scintillating beats of DJ Bucken. The performance takes audiences of all ages deep into the singularity. As technology and the human experience merge, the audience will witness high-flying aero-ballet blend seamlessly with electronic dance music in a revolution that leaves them stunned.
Tickets for Circus Electronica may be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building or online. Adult tickets range from $23 to $25 and children’s tickets range from $13 to $15. Northwest student tickets are free.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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