The 27th Street Brass Quintet, in its 7th year, is made up of Central Oregon musicians mostly from the Central Oregon Symphony. The members include Jeff Briggs and Ken Steiger on trumpet, David Hymans on horn, Dan Flagg on trombone and the ever-energetic Barry Crenshaw on tuba. They will present a program of varied styles including jazz, dance, folk, and classical including selections from West Side Story, Jack Gales wonderful arrangement of ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’, The ‘English Folk Song Suite’ by Ralph Vaughn-Williams. They are particularly excited to play the challenging and extremely beautiful original composition for Brass Quintet by renowned movie composer Michael Kamen entitled simply ‘Quintet’. You may just go out the door dancing after they play Sonny Kompanek’s seductive ‘Killer Tango’!
Music in Public Places is a program of the Central Oregon Symphony Association. These concerts are held at Central Oregon venues that traditionally are not recognized as being music concert venues. MIPP concerts are designed to offer serendipitous music experiences for the community, free of charge.
The Central Oregon Symphony is a community-based orchestra, the success of which is grounded in the tremendous generosity of its members who volunteer their time and talent for the love of orchestral music. The ensemble was formed in 1967 as a part of the expanding Central Oregon Community College Fine Arts Department.