Get your brass to this concert

Lauren Ganger, Staff writer

On March 26 at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall, the D’Angelo Department of Music will present its first Roche Guest Artist Series performance of the spring semester.
Pittsburgh Brass will present a concert featuring both original works for brass quintet and arrangements of pieces for brass quintet.
In addition, the performers will give a masterclass on March 27 at 12:45 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall.
The masterclass during Student Forum will involve individual brass students such as trumpet and trombone.
The Brass Ensemble will be playing a piece titled, “Die Bankelsangerlieder.”
Members of the brass ensemble are junior Jacob Bechter, trumpet; sophomore Josh Flaherty, trumpet; junior Martin Webster, trombone; Cameron Porter, Euphonium; and Kent Tucker, trombone.
Porter will play a trombone solo.
The masterclass will also have all five members of the Pittsburgh Brass group participating and teaching the students.
The group’s members are Scott Nadelson and Samantha Croach, trumpet; Jason Allison, horn; Sebastian Vera, trombone; and Sam Buccigrossi, tuba.
All of them perform in the River City Brass Band and teach in the greater Pittsburgh area.
On the program will be pieces such as “Four Outings for Brass” by André Previn, “Suite from Monterregian Hills” by Morely Calvert and Quintet no. 3 by Victor Ewald.
Also on the program will be arrangements for brass quintet of pieces in the musical theater and orchestral repertoire.
As with all Roche Guest Artist performances and masterclasses, both the performance and masterclass will be free and open to the public.