Myra Presents: Saint Louis Brass
North Dakota Museum of Art - Grand Forks, N.D.
Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s longest standing brass quintets. Members of the St. Louis Symphony originally formed the Saint Louis Brass by to play children’s concerts around the St. Louis area. Soon though, they had 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, forty years and more than 2,500 engagements later, the only original member still in the group — and the only one who actually lives in St. Louis — is trombonist Melvyn Jernigan, who retired from the St. Louis Symphony after thirty-five years. The other quintet members hold top positions across the United States: Professors at Yale, University of Texas, Austin and Indiana University.
The Saint Louis Brass Quintet performs the entire spectrum of great music for brass – from the works of today’s composers to Baroque and Renaissance music transcribed for modern instruments. Light-hearted entertainment intertwines with serious classical music. The program has not yet been formalized.
12 & Under: Free