The IUP Faculty Woodwind and Brass Quintets departed for Russia on Sunday, October 11, 2015, to begin a 10-day tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow.
The two quintets performed a preview concert on Thursday, October 8 (see photos). Their tour program features works by American composers for woodwind quintet and brass quintet, as well as two works for a 10-piece double quintet. The featured composers include 1965 IUP alumnus Jim Self, as well as a newly commissioned work by Los Angeles-based composer Robert Litton.
The musicians will perform six concerts and two master classes in St. Petersburg. In Moscow the group will give two master classes and one performance as part of Moscow Brass Days, held annually at the world-renowned Moscow Conservatory.
Follow the tour on the IUP Music in Russia Facebook page.
Department of Music