On Sunday, October 9, Triton gave the world premiere performance of What We Do Is Secret, written by our good friend Lansing McLoskey and made possible by a grant from the Barlow Endowment. The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, led by Eric Hewitt, sounded fantastic, and I'll stop talking because you can listen to the live, unedited concert recording for yourself!
(Oct 26, 2011)
We're extrmely proud to announce that the Triton Brass and composer Lansing McLoskey have been jointly awarded a grant by the Barlow Endowment to write and premiere a new piece for brass quintet with wind ensemble.
(Sep 10, 2010)
Tap, tap... this thing on?
Oops... it's been a while. We've been busy. Perhaps not coincidentally, the age of the last update is the same as the age of the updater's first child. A quick recap of the last few years: 40 quintets coached at the ABQ seminar, hundreds of students seen at BUTI, and we're now Artists in Residence at The Boston Conservatory. In Winter, 2010, we went on our first series of extensive educational residencies, giving recitals and masterclasses at Western Michigan University, Tennesee Tech, the University of Alabama, and Auburn University.
(Sep 9, 2010)
2007 ABQ Seminar
Materials for the 2006 Atlantic Brass International Brass Quintet Seminar are now available via the ABQ website here. We will once again be hosting the event at Boston College. The Seminar is an amazing two-week event featuring intensive coachings (5 hours per day!) with all members of TBQ and ABQ, masterclasses, challenging music, and a very fast pace.
(Jan 21, 2007)
From the start, Wes and Steve have arranged a ridiculous number of songs for our group, for recitals and for all the other occasions we've performed at. Sometimes it's because we need a piece that has never been arranged for quintet before; sometimes it's because we need an arrangement that fits our style better. Now they've (finally) put some of those arrangements online. You can check out what's available by visiting our Arrangements page.
(Jan 20, 2007)
TBQ Wins @ Lyon
On April 22, Triton Brass was awarded the Spédidam Prize at the Lyon Internation Chamber Music Competition. We were the only non-French group to win a prize, and were the only American group to be invited to the competition. Photos from the Triton travel extravaganza can be found here. We're all very thankful to the Lyon competition for its hospitality.
(May 1, 2005)
TBQ @ ABQ 2005
Triton will again be co-hosting the 2005 Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar at Boston College this summer. The festivities will run from July 24 - August 5, 2005, and feature ten student quintets performing challenging works in a fun, fast-paced environment. We'd love to have you! An application can be found here, or please contact John Faieta for more details.
(February 21, 2005)
TBQ @ BUTI
We are very excited to announce that Triton has joined the chamber music faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the internationally-recognized summer program for talented high-school musicians. Our schedule and recital programs for the summer will be posted as they become available. Any interested students should contact BUTI directly for audition and application information.
(January 17, 2005)
The initial concerts in our fall schedule are now listed on the concert calendar. Details for many, including repertoire and ticket price, are still pending; check back soon for updates!
(September 16, 2004)
(July 6, 2004)
Triton @ the ABQ Summer Seminar
We are extremely happy to be hosting the Atlantic Brass Quintet as their annual summer seminar moves to Boston College. The Triton and Atlantic Quintets will be coaching ensembles, giving masterclasses, and performing in recitals for the two weeks of the seminar. Anyone interested in attending, either as an individual or with a pre-existing group, should fill out an application (PDF) and visit the ABQ seminar website for more information.
(March 30, 2004)
In preparation for the upcoming Concert Artists Guild competition we are planning several additional recitals, the first of which will be at Boston University on February 16, 2004. See our concert calendar for more details
(February 11, 2004)
Triton At CAG
The Quintet has been advanced to the semifinal round of the 2004 Concert Artists Guild competition. More details as they emerge.
(February 5, 2004)
New, New, New and New (and some old)
For its Spring Boston College recital, the Quintet will be performing several 20th-Century works, including two premiered by the Quintet and one composed in 2004 (and one composed in 1592). For more information, see our newly-updated concert calendar.
(February 5, 2004)
Six hours of music, performed at four separate recitals over a span of 17 days. See our concert calendar for more details on all events.
(October 4, 2003)
Upcoming Concert Dates
TBQ will be performing an afternoon concert at Swedenborg Chapel in Cambridge on July 24. Also, the date of our Boston College Fall concert has been set for November 4. For details, directions, and repertoire, please see our concert calendar.
(July 14, 2003)
Triton Brass Travelogue
Photos of the quintet at Fischoff can now be found here.
(May 15, 2003)
TBQ Takes Silver Medal at Fischoff
The Triton Brass Quintet is extremely proud to announce that we have won the silver medal at this year's Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. Our competition program consisted of pieces from our earlier recitals: Alvin Etler's Quintet, Alexander Arutunian's Armenian Scenes, Jan Bach's Laudes, and three madrigals by Monteverdi. The results were announced at an awards ceremony on Sunday, May 12, that was at times more nerve-wracking than any of the performances had been. Photos of the trip to Indiana will appear in this space soon.
(May 14, 2003)
Boston College Recital Date Announced
We are pleased to announce that our next artists-in-residence recital will take place at 8pm on Monday, February 24 and will feature works by Alexander Arutunian, Jan Bach, and others. For complete program information and directions, please see our concert calendar.
(January 9, 2003)
TBQ's Trumpeters in "Vivaldi in the Courtyard"
Stephen Banzaert and Andrew Sorg will be featured as soloists in Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at 7:30pm on Saturday, January 4. The performance will inaugurate the Gardner Museum's new "Vivaldi in the Courtyard" concert series, created in celebration of the Museum's centennial year.
(January 1, 2003)
TBQ to Premier New Work at Lexington Christian Academy
On Friday, December 20, Triton will assist LCA music director and composer Delvyn Case in the premiere of his new work, "Getting Ready, O Zion," for mixed chorus, string orchestra, and brass quintet. The concert will be at 8:00 p.m. in Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington, MA. For more information, please visit the Lexington Christian Academy's website.
(December 11, 2002)
Andrew Sorg joins TBQ
The Triton Brass Quintet is pleased to welcome trumpeter Andrew Sorg to our ensemble. Just back from his second consecutive summer as a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, Andrew is a versatile musician with experience in more musical styles than we ever thought possible. We look forward to performing with Andrew, and to enjoying all he has to offer the group.
(September 20, 2002)
Chris wins Charleston Symphony
While we are saddened to lose a founding member of the group, there can be no better reason: Christopher Still has been appointed to a one-year position (possibly permanent) as Principal Trumpet of the Charleston Symphony. We wish Chris all the best in South Carolina and in all his future endeavors.
(September 14, 2002)
TBQ Begins BC Residency
We are extremely excited to announce the appointment of the Triton Brass Quintet as Artists in Residence at Boston College. As a part of our residency, we will be performing several free, public recitals throughout the academic year: Please see our Concert Calendar for more details.
(July 11, 2002)