GOUVERNEUR – The Riverside Brass Quintet will present a concert on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Gouverneur.
The quintet is relatively new, having been organized in the spring of 2009.
The individual members are highly experienced brass players, active as performers and educators throughout the region. All five also perform in the Northern Symphonic Winds.
Additionally, each one of the five has some connection with the Crane School of Music.
Peter McCoy (trombone) is co-chair of the music education department; Roy Schaberg (French horn), John Schorge (trumpet) and Peter Popiel (tuba), are all emeritus professors in the Crane School, and Paul Buell (trumpet), is a graduate of the Crane School who teaches instrumental and vocal music in Sackets Harbor.
The Riverside Brass Quintet performs a wide variety of music – some originally written for brass quintet, some music “borrowed” or arranged for quintet.
Their repertoire is varied in musical styles and chosen for its wide audience appeal as well as for its high musical quality. Their love of music and their obvious joy in performing is contagious; audiences have received their performances with much enthusiasm.
This upcoming program gives a representative sampling of brass music extending from music of the seventeenth century to present-day works in a variety of musical styles.
A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the church's stained glass restoration.