The Western Brass Quintet has entertained national and international audiences with cutting-edge, virtuosic repertoire for over four decades.
Founded in 1966, the Western Brass Quintet is one of the oldest and most distinguished brass chamber music ensembles still active in the United States today. The ensemble has performed around the world including concert tours in Russia, Thailand, China, Sweden, Germany, as well as concerts in prestigious American venues such as the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. The Quintet is a resident faculty ensemble in the School of Music at Western Michigan University.
Following their concerts at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times review raved that, “The Western Brass Quintet gave unremitting evidence of their individual talents and ensemble training; chords were precisely weighted and registered, instrumental blends were sensitively arranged, and there was rarely a tentatively attacked or released note.” The New York Concert Review describes them as, “exhibiting a remarkable flair for the Renaissance style…with remarkable facility and technique.”
The Western Brass Quintet has entertained audiences for over four decades.