Trumpetist Aaron Akugbo from the Chineke! Orchestra has reinvigorated an increasingly rare ensemble composition: the brass quintet. Ewald’s Brass Quintet No. 4 is a brass-program classic, but pieces like the adaptation of Florence Price’s Adoration give tonight’s program a contemporary twist.
Aaron Akugbo, Harry Plant, Robyn Blair, Chris Brewster, and Aled Meredith-Barrett are young musicians working hard on their promising international careers. But they still have time for other past-times, for example tuba player Aled Meredith-Barrett, who enjoys spending time working the bar at Chiswick’s The George IV.
Haigh world premiere commissioned by Connaught Brass | Tilson-Thomas Street Song | Price Adoration (arr. Robyn Blair) | Ewald Brass Quintet No. 4 in A flat major, op. 8
Connaught Brass: Aaron Akugbo trumpet | Harry Plant trumpet | Robyn Blair French horn | Chris Brewster trombone | Aled Meredith-Barrett tuba