Mailed 9/21/98

Diane Greenberg (516) 344-2347
Mona S. Rowe (516) 344-5056




Upton, NY - The American Brass Quintet will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Sunday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Laboratory's Berkner Hall. Concert tickets, which may be purchased at the door, cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. No reservations are taken, so arrive early for the best seats.

Sponsored by Brookhaven National Laboratory's new managers, Brookhaven Science Associates, the American Brass Quintet concert will be the first in a new concert series open to the public.

The quintet will also give a master class in brass chamber music performance, featuring local student ensembles. The class runs from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Berkner Hall on Sunday afternoon, preceding the concert. The public is invited to attend this entertaining and informative eventfree of charge.

The American Brass Quintet was founded in 1960 and is the longest continuously performing brass quintet in North America. It has performed in virtually all of the world's major cities, concert halls, and major music festivals. Called "The High Priests of Brass" by Newsweek, the American Brass Quintet is ensemble-in-residence of both The Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival.

The program consists of Elizabethan Consort Music, Brass Band Favorites, and Monteverdi Madrigals edited by American Brass Quintet trumpet player Raymond Mase; Victor Ewald's Quintet No. 1; and contemporary works by Anthony Plog and Eric Ewazan.

For additional information, call (516)344-4066 for a recorded message. Brookhaven Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 on the Long Island Expressway.