The Signature Brass Quintet will present a concert at 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 9th, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Gig Harbor, 7701 Skansie Avenue. They are the featured performers on the spring concert of a series sponsored by the Gig Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, Louie Labayen, Artistic Director. Admission is free, with a donation suggested.
Members of the Signature Brass Quintet are: Manny Garcia – Trumpet, Dan Whitmarsh – Trumpet, Vince Young – French Horn, Paul Bogataj – Trombone, and Brian Badgley – Tuba. All are lifelong musicians who have performed locally with the Gig Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra and other community groups.
The Signature Brass Quintet is a recently formed ensemble with the intention of performing around the Puget Sound area. They are based in Gig Harbor where several of the musicians live. Other performances are already scheduled in Seattle and on Vashon Island, and more are planned.
Music on the April 9th concert will span from the culmination of the Renaissance in the early 1600s, through the continuing refinement of the Baroque period of the 1700s, the exploration of the Romantic era in the 1800s, to popular music from the 1900s. Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, and American composers will be represented on a program that includes Bach, Sousa, and Bernstein, plus others. Music will range from lyrical to lively, expressed by the unique blending of brass instruments. All ages are welcome to enjoy the splendid sound of brass.
For information on the Signature Brass Quintet: signaturebrassquintet.org
For information on the Gig Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra: gigharbororchestra.org