Entertaining Audiences for Over 20 Years
Formed in 1998, the Lyric Brass Quintet has established itself as an exciting ensemble dedicated to bringing the rich traditions of brass chamber music to new audiences and forging new ground in the area of concert performance. They specialize in crafting programs of unique arrangements and original works for brass that connect with concert goers and always provide a memorable experience.
Individually, members have performed with, or been members of, the Baltimore, San Francisco, Harrisburg, Maryland, Acadiana (LA), Memphis, and New World Symphony Orchestras, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the United States Navy Band, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and Darrin Atwater’s Soulful Symphony, among other prominent ensembles. Together, the ensemble’s debut CD, Daydreams, Desires and Diversions, was released in 2000 to critical acclaim. Their second album, Christmas Around the World, was released for Christmas 2002 and features unique and powerful arrangements of holiday music from all over the globe. The most recent recording is entitled Ancient Noëls. The Lyric Brass were winners of the 2001 Catch the Rising Stars Competition (Fairfax, VA) and, as winners of the 2000 Baltimore Chamber Music Competition, have repeatedly appeared as featured artists at ARTSCAPE (Baltimore’s Festival of the Arts). The Lyric Brass have held residencies at Carroll Community College and with the American Studio Orchestra. Ardent supporters of music education, they were featured performers at the 2005 MENC All-Eastern Conference and the Maryland Music Educators Association Conference.