WAUKESHA, WIS.— Gaudete Brass Quintet, a professional ensemble from Chicago, will perform a guest recital at Carroll University on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha. This event is free and open to the public.
The concert, “Engraving Song and Dance,” will include “Copperwave” by Joan Tower, three Italian Madrigals by Heinrich Schütz, “Five Maskers” by Zhou Long, “Helios” by Stacy Garrop, Chicago Moves by David Sampson, and Brass by Rob Deemer.
Founded in 2004, the Gaudete Brass Quintet is devoted to presenting serious brass chamber music at the highest level of excellence and to encouraging worldwide appreciation of the art of brass chamber music. The quintet expands the brass quintet repertoire by commissioning new works from modern composers as well as historically informed performances of Renaissance music. They have been featured on concert series, radio broadcasts and at universities throughout the country.
Ryan Berndt is one of the trumpet players. A graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts with an artist diploma in orchestral studies, he also earned a master of music degree in performance and literature from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor of music degree from Saint John’s University. Berndt is the trumpet faculty chair at the New Music School in Chicago.
Julia Filson, horn, is the newest addition to the quintet, as of fall 2011. She received her bachelor of music degree with honors from Indiana University and master of music degree with honors from DePaul University. She currently plays with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Bill Baxtresser joined the Gaudete Brass Quintet in January 2009 as another trumpet player. He is on faculty of the New Music School, plays regularly with the West Michigan Symphony, and fills in with the Chicago-based Rock Band, Visionaire, and the David Rothstein Orchestra. Baxtresser has a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University.
Scott Tegge is the tubist. A Chicago native, he received his bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School of Music in tuba performance. He also has a master’s degree from University of Miami and a professional diploma in orchestral studies from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. In Chicago, Tegge performs with Elgin Symphony, Rockford Symphony and Chicago Sinfonietta. He also is on the faculty at Carthage College in Kenosha, teaches at Chicago’s Merit School of Music and coaches chamber music at Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras.
Paul Von Hoff has been the trombonist with the Gaudete Brass Quintet since its founding. He also performs on euphonium and the Renaissance sackbut, a reproduction of a trombone from 1632. Von Hoff holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude from the Northwestern University School of Music and a master’s degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. He is on the music faculty at Carthage College.
For more information, visit www.gaudetebrass.com.