Chestertown, MD, February 20, 2003 — The 51st season of the Washington College Concert Series welcomes the Lyric Brass Quintet to the College's Tawes Theatre, Gibson Performing Arts Center, on Monday, March 3, 2003. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Single tickets at the door are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth and students.
Since forming in 1998, the Lyric Brass Quintet (Elisa Koehler & Kevin Dines, trumpets; Larry Williams, horn; Stan Wilkerson, trombone; and Andrew Spang, tuba) has distinguished itself as one of the premier brass chamber groups in the region. Winners of the 2000 Baltimore Chamber Music Competition, they performed at Baltimore's ARTSCAPE Festival of the Arts, and their debut CD, Daydreams, Desires and Diversions, was released the same year to critical acclaim. They have been featured artists on the Baltimore Composer's Forum, the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust Concert Series, and at the Foxboro Orpheum in Boston. Last season they performed Eric Ewazen's concerto grosso, Shadowcatcher, with the Peabody Wind Ensemble and were featured artists on Virginia's Catch a Rising Star Concert Series. The Lyric Brass Quintet is sponsored, in part, by Stu's Music Shop in Westminster, MD, and serve as artists in residence at the Goucher Summer Arts Institute. Most recently, the Quintet's second recording, Christmas Around the World, was released in December 2002. The members of the Lyric Brass Quintet are strongly committed to education. They have given clinics and master classes at festivals and schools throughout the country.
For ticket information and a 2002-2003 Washington College Concert Series season brochure, call 410-778-7839. Season tickets are available for $50.00 per person, and individual tax-deductible patron sponsorships begin at $75.00. Season tickets can be purchased by check or money order through the mail from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197.