SF State Wind Ensemble with Axiom Brass

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
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The SF State Wind Ensemble and Axiom Brass perform a concert featuring a variety of Russian and American compositions. SF State Wind Ensemble conducted by Brad Hogarth. Free.
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
School of Music
SF State Box Office
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SF State Wind Ensemble

The SF State Wind Ensemble is comprised of about 65 musicians, including students, faculty, staff and community members. Performances feature new compositions for wind band in addition to works from the core wind literature. The ensemble is dedicated to presenting an exciting variety of challenging repertoire from all musical periods, cultures and styles. The ensemble commissions new music, presents world premieres and collaborates with renowned guest artists.

While offering performers opportunities to expand their technical, intellectual and musical horizons, the SF State Wind Ensemble intends to broaden performance and teaching skills by cultivating an interest in wind music as an integral part of the American music scene. Wind Ensemble alumni perform all across the globe and hold teaching positions or leadership roles in their respective major areas of concentration throughout the U.S.

Axiom Brass

Winner of the 2012 Passau International Competition for Brass Instruments, 2012 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, 2008 International Brass Chamber Music Competition and 2010 Fischoff Educator Award, Axiom Brass is a Chicago-based quintet dedicated to enriching the lives of its audiences and educating future musicians and appreciators of great music. Axiom’s broadly appealing repertoire includes traditional brass quintets, string quartet transcriptions, early music, and unique arrangements of American and Latin jazz. The ensemble’s commitment to new music has led to several world premieres and ongoing commissioning projects. Axiom Brass is an ensemble-in-residence at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Rush Hour Concerts’ “Back of the Yards” program in Chicago. The quintet performs exclusively on Mutec Mutes and S.E. Shires Trumpets and Trombones.



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