Saturday May 4 2019, 2:00 PM
Musique Royale welcomes the Toronto-based Hogtown Brass Quintet to perform at its May 4th Cookie Concert. Hear these five diverse musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds, ranging from Classical to pop to jazz, bringing as much humor and fun to this Cookie Concert as they do accuracy and sensitivity! The unique concert experience of Hogtown Brass will include an element of education along with music, and the ensemble is well versed in presenting entertaining and informative educational programs to people of all ages. A delightful hodgepodge program including JS Bach, RJ Satchithananthan, selections from West Side Story, and arrangements of hits like Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. Bring a friend or come solo and enjoy the “entertainment, education and showmanship” of Hogtown Brass Quintet!
About Hogtown Brass Quintet
“These five brass players are a fantastic blend of spirit, energy and ability. They’re serious yet fun. Great individually, yet terrific as a group. They can nail the classics, yet still groove and rock. And they’re great with audiences. We need more, fresh music-making like this. Great things await the Hogtown Brass.” - Ron Davis
The Hogtown Brass Quintet is a Toronto-based chamber ensemble dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the traditional brass ensemble. Formed in 2013, HBQ is a collaboration among five accomplished and diverse musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds, ranging from Classical to pop to jazz. Already gaining attention with their unique arrangements, collaborations with vocalists and instrumentalists, along with their affinity for non-traditional performance spaces, the mandate of the HBQ is to bring brass chamber music to new audiences and to reinvigorate the classic brass ensemble.
In June 2017, HBQ was a featured performer at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and in October 2017, they released “A Holiday Album, Vol. 1” featuring arrangements by an all-Canadian roster of composers including RJ Satchithananthan, Christian Overton, and Terry Promane. In October 2016, they released their debut recording, “Introducing…”, featuring brand new arrangements and original compositions for brass quintet in a variety of styles and genres - from Baroque to Latin dance to funk - just a little taste of what HBQ is all about. “Introducing…” was nominated for a 2017 Toronto Independent Music Award.
Cookie Concerts are hour long presentations incorporating music with other artistic creativity, for the whole family to enjoy! Come out the first Saturday of each month from October-June, always 2 pm at the Lunenburg School of the Arts.