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Center City Brass Quintet sets Oct. 19 concert

Center City Brass Quintet
Center City Brass Quintet will perform works by Bach

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Center City Brass Quintet Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. The program will include works by Bach and Debussy along with selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story and On the Town.

The Center City Brass Quintet is an all-star ensemble of musicians who convene throughout each season to produce chamber music of the highest caliber. Originally formed at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, the quintet now comprises members of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra, and its players have performed as soloists with the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Pops.

CCBQ has been called “one of the strongest of today’s brass quintets” and “a virtuoso outfit which plays like no other” by American Record Guide and “an exquisitely blended ensemble” by Gramophone.

In 2006, the quintet performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Chimera, a concerto for brass quintet and orchestra composed by CCBQ trumpeter Anthony DiLorenzo.

Tickets for the concert are $36 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400.

The concert will be recorded for Performance Today.