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C Street Brass


C Street Brass Residency

C Street Brass connects lovers of the arts from all walks of life around a unique and innovative concert experience.

"C Street is the new sound, look, and feel of the modern brass quintet."

- George Vosburgh, Principal Trumpet, Pittsburgh Symphony

"...a fantastic and imaginative approach to brass quintet music."

- Chris Botti, Soloist

Residency Dates

February 11–18, 2015

C Street Brass Concerts

Sat., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.
C Street Brass joins USC Symphonic Winds

Koger Center for the Arts – FREE

Tues., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
C Street Brass Concert
Johnson Performance Hall (Darla Moore School of Business, Level 1)

C Street Brass Events

Fri., Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m.
Composition Seminar
School of Music, room 210

Sun., Feb. 15, 3:00 p.m.
Plink Rattle Toot: Words Meet Music
Featuring “All Around Town” with an original composition by Austin Howard for C Street Brass
Richland County Public Library (1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201)

Mon., Feb. 16, 1:10 p.m.
Individual brass master classes
Trombone - room 006
Horn - String Project building, large rehearsal room
Trumpet - location TBA

Wed., Feb. 18, 1:10 p.m.
Seminar session on chamber music rehearsing techniques
Location TBA

C Street Brass prides itself on being equally as comfortable in the sound world of baroque music as it is in dubstep. Through constant performance focused on discovery and growth the group continues to expand the limits of what is possible with five brass instruments.

Now calling Pittsburgh home, C Street Brass is the ensemble in residence at Carnegie Mellon University. If you hear brass music coming from downtown, chances are it's C Street Brass playing on the street honing material for a new show. Aside from busking, house parties and club dates, C Street Brass has been on a variety of chamber music series including Corpus Christie Chamber Music Series, Corpus Christie, TX, Community Concerts Second Series, Baltimore MD and their own series at Carnegie Mellon.

Recently the group has held shorter-term residencies focused on education in Orcas Island, Washington and Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania, and they look forward to returning to University of South Carolina. Internationally, C Street Brass has toured in Tbilisi, Georgia as resident ensemble of the Traveling Notes Music Festival in 2012 and to Doha, Qatar in 2013 as ambassadors for Carnegie Mellon University.

C Street Brass loves collaborating with other artists to create new exciting concert atmospheres for audiences. In 2010 the group premiered “Two Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ” by composer David Conte with famous organist and scholar Donald Sutherland. Recently, C Street Brass has been working closely with DJ Jakeisrain blending different genres of classical music with current electronic dance music.

C Street Brass was a winner of the Savvy Musician in ACTION Chamber Music Competition in 2013. The 2014 residency program at USC is funded with a USC Provost Visiting Scholar Grant.

C Street Brass website