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Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet at Groote Kerk

Thu Aug 18, 19:00 - Thu Aug 18, 21:00

Groote Kerk


Students are allowed free entry. Please email [email protected] to reserve your free student ticket. Also free entry at the door for students!

Michael Gast (horn), Douglas C. Carlsen (trumpet), Charles Lazarus (trumpet), R. Douglas Wright (trombone), Steven Campbell (tuba)

CAPE TOWN | Thursday, 18 August 2022 | 19:00 | Groote Kerk

Cape Town Concert Brass will open the program

Students are allowed free entry. Please email [email protected] to reserve your free student ticket.

Groote Kerk: 43 Adderley St, Cape Town City Centre


Selections to be chosen from the following:

Mill City Flourish         Jack Stamp

My Spirit Be Joyful       J.S. Bach (arr. Levine)

The Little Child           Traditional (arr. Sorenson)

West Side Story Suite     Leonard Bernstein (arr. Gale)




Kilauea’s Fountains       Charles Lazarus (arr. Sorenson)

A Craic Situation         Jack Stamp

El Gato Montes           Manuel Penella (arr. Lichtmann)

Four Pieces for Brass Quintet

                         Paquito D’Rivera

Grazing in the Grass       Philemon Hou/Hugh Masekela (arr. Nelson)

This Little Light of Mine   Traditional (arr. Sorenson)

Caravan                  Duke Ellington (arr. Clark)

Tin Roof Blues            New Orleans Rhythm Kings (arr. Gale)

The Johnson Rag          Hall/Kleinkauf (arr. Elkjer)

Canzona Bergamasca      Samual Scheidt (arr. Fromme)

Contrapunctus IX         J.S. Bach (arr. Glasel)

Red Cedar Lake Suite      Jack Stamp

   Early Morning Loons

   Seagulls Dancing



Fire Dance               Anthony DiLorenzo

Gravity                  Anthony Barfield

An American in Paris     George Gershwin (arr. Levine)

Amazing Grace           Anonymous/John Newton (arr. Wasson/Levine)

Grazing in the Grass      Philemon Hou/Hugh Masekela (arr. Nelson)

Besame Mucho           Consuelo Velázquez (arr. Clark)

Contrabajeando          Astor Piazzolla (arr. Burgstaller)

Oblivion                 Astor Piazzolla (arr. Burgstaller)

Libertango               Astor Piazzolla (arr. Burgstaller)


Established in 1903, the Minnesota Orchestra is a Grammy Award-winning orchestra known for acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world, a storied history of recordings and radio broadcasts, and innovative educational engagement programs. The orchestra performs a wide variety of music including nearly 175 concerts in a typical year, primarily at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, its home since 1974. They also tour regularly throughout Minnesota, nationally and abroad. The quintet has played together for 15 years and has performed together and individually in every US state and throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa. They have performed in major concert venues worldwide and with all of the leading US orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, LA Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony.

The Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet will present an eclectic, entertaining, and virtuosic program featuring songs of joy from around the world inspired by dance rhythms of many cultures. The program will include the music of Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Astor Piazzolla, and Paquito D’ Rivera as well as African American spirituals, and brand new works by award-winning composer Jack Stamp.

Classical Movements has been presenting the annual Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival across the country since 2009 and is the same company that brought the Minnesota Orchestra, as the first professional US Orchestra to tour to Africa, on their groundbreaking tour to South Africa in 2018. This time, they are bringing two renowned American chamber ensembles to the country.

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Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet at Groote Kerk
Groote Kerk
43 Adderley St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
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