March 14, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik

Commonwealth Brass Quintet will perform in concert March 16

The Commonwealth Brass Quintet will perform in a free concert beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, in Rooke Chapel on the campus of Bucknell University.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Bucknell University Department of Music.

William Kenny, the quintet's hornist, says of the concert, "It's a very eclectic program, including some Canadian folksongs arranged for the Canadian Brass, a British march, a Baroque Suite, and even an arrangement of some of the great tunes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess."

The program concludes with an arrangement of the finale from Camille Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony, featuring David Cover performing on the Chapel's organ.

Members of the quintet include William Kenny, horn, and Rick Benjamin, tuba, of Lewisburg; Dale Orris, trumpet, of Winfield; Michael Trego, trumpet, of Port Royal; and Robert LaBarca, trombone, of State College.

For over three decades, the CBQ has been one of the Northeast's premier brass quintets, having been featured in many recitals, on artist series, and as brass clinicians throughout the region.


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