As part of the Bobcat Blowout explosion of September events at East Georgia State College, The Georgia Brass Quintet will perform from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. They will also hold a meet and greet after the performance for interested attendees. This event is free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. The Quintet will perform several selections, including compositions by Johannes Brahms, George Gershwin, Joseph Horovitz and more.
The Georgia Brass Quintet is a resident faculty ensemble at the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Each quintet member teaches applied music and coaches chamber music. Additionally, each member is active as a performer on recordings and in concert halls. The quintet performs on campus in recitals and for special events and has performed nationally at conferences and recital series. The Georgia Brass Quintet is particularly interested in bringing brass music to the citizens of Georgia.
Philip Smith is the newest member of the Georgia Brass Quintet, having retired as Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, a position he held from 1978 - 2014. He started his career in 1975 as a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Serving as the Prokasy Professor in the Arts, Professor Smith enjoys teaching the aspiring musicians at the school, as well as conducting the UGA British Brass Band.
Brandon Craswell has performed with the Atlanta, Jacksonville, Virginia, and Honolulu Symphonies, including a performance at Carnegie Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Craswell has played principal trumpet with the Santiago, Chile Philharmonic, as well as toured the country with the Broadway musical, 42nd Street.
Jean Martin-Williams is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of horn and the Director of UGA's Lilly Teaching Fellows program. A native of Georgia, Dr. Martin-Williams has recorded with the New York Chamber Symphony, the New York Pops, the Georgia Woodwind Quintet and the Atlanta Symphony.
Josh Bynum performs regularly with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Bynum is the Journal Advertising Manager for the International Trombone Association, and is an Artist/Clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company.
David Zerkel began teaching at the University of Georgia in 2000, having taught in a similar position at Illinois Sate University and, before that, as a member of the United States Army Band in Washington, DC. Professor Zerkel has served as President of the International Tuba Euphonium Association and remains active as a performer and clinician.
Don’t miss out on this very special performance from The Georgia Brass Quintet!