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Tower Brass of Chicago to perform Oct. 11 at Roosevelt University

Posted: 10/02/2012
Tower Brass, one of Chicago’s best known brass ensembles that includes three faculty artists from the Music Conservatory at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA), will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in the University’s Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

CCPA adjunct faculty members Charles Schuchat on tuba, Reed Capshaw on trombone and Gregory Flint on horn are among eight members of the highly regarded Tower Brass, which performs regularly at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, and which has released three popular CDs including “A Christmas Celebration,” “Urban Litany” and “Horns for the Holidays.”

Musicians in Tower Brass are all highly accomplished freelance artists who in addition to Tower Brass have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and can be heard regularly on radio and television.

“We are excited to bring the ensemble to Roosevelt University and to perform in the beautiful Ganz Hall,” said Schuchat, who also directs the University’s CCPA Brass Ensemble. “This will be a great opportunity for the Roosevelt community and the Chicago area to come out and hear some of CCPA’s brass faculty members performing with Tower Brass.”

The concert is free and open to the public. Program for the evening includes three pieces arranged by Schuchat: An Die Musik, Op. 88, No. 4, D.547 by Franz Schubert; Ein Feste Burg by Samuel Scheidt; and Playera, “Spanish Dance No. 5,” by Enrique Granados. In addition, Tower Brass will perform Fanfare from La Peri by Paul Dukas; Pavane by Gabriel Faure; "Nimrod" by Edward Elgar, Variation IX from Enigma Variations; "Canzon Septimi toni No. 2" from Sacre Symphoniae-Venice, 1597; Fanfare from St. Edmundsbury by Benjamin Britten; Oblivion by Astor Piazzola; Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap; and Urban Litany, 1. Ritmico, 2.Serenely and 3. Spirited by Aaron David Miller.

For more information, visit www.roosevelt.edu/ccpa or call 312-341-2352.