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University Arts Encore Series presents Saint Louis Brass Quintet

Date of Release: 01/31/2005

SAN MARCOS —The acclaimed Saint Louis Brass Quintet comes to Texas State University-San Marcos Feb. 6 for a 7:30 p.m. performance at the University Performing Arts Center as part of the 2004-05 University Arts Encore Series.

Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s longest standing brass quintets. Originally formed by members of the St. Louis Symphony to play children’s concerts around the St. Louis area, the group soon 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.

The Saint Louis Brass Quintet sees itself foremost as a serious chamber music group, but also recognizes the importance of education and entertainment in its programming. Finding this balance is an exciting challenge that is vital in keeping both the group’s members and its audiences satisfied.
Admission to the performance is $10 for the general public and $5 for students, with all seats reserved. This presentation is supported by the Heartland Arts Fund, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

For more information, visit the University Arts website at www.finearts.txstate.edu or contact Events Coordinator Liz McDonald at (512) 245-3501.