Blair School of Music

Blair School of Music Fall 2012 Concert Series

Wednesday, September 26 at 8 p.m.
Ingram Hall

The Saint Louis Brass Quintet
Allan Dean, trumpet; Ray Sasaki, trumpet;  Thomas Bacon, horn;  Melvyn Jernigan, trombone; and  Daniel Perantoni, tuba

Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America-€™s longest-standing brass quintets. The group was originally formed by members of the St. Louis Symphony to play children-€™s concerts around the St. Louis area. Soon, though, they expanded to present full-length concerts funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. Now, 40 years and more than 2,500 engagements later, the only original member still in the group -€” and the only one who actually lives in St. Louis -€” is trombonist Melvyn Jernigan. The other quintet members hold top positions across the United States, and none of them are members of the St. Louis Symphony.

Sponsored by the Sartain Lanier Family Foundation

Saturday, September 29  at  8 p.m.
Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall

Blair Chamber Choir
Tucker Biddlecombe, conductor

Blair-€™s new Director of Choral Activities, Tucker Biddlecombe, leads the Chamber Choir in an intimate evening of folksongs, partsongs and artsongs by Johannes Brahms, Francis Poulenc and Moses Hogan.

Monday, October 1 at 8 p.m.
Ingram Hall

Blair Symphonic Choir
Tucker Biddlecombe, conductor

Church anthems by Adrian Batten, Henry Purcell and Thomas Tallis will be performed, as well as contemporary choral settings by Morten Lauridsen, Michael McGlynn and Knut Nystedt.


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