The Capital City Brass Quintet
Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Capital City Brass Quintet has been active in the Twin Cities music scene since 1986. In addition to performing its own recital series and ceremonial music, the quintet has appeared in venues ranging from Saint Paul's Landmark Center and other formal settings to informal settings such as the Saint Paul Farmer's Market, riverboats, and parks. The quintet has also been heard on Minnesota Public Radio. The group is adventurous in its programming, premieres many new works, and performs a varied repertoire of classical music ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, as well as a broad spectrum of Jazz and rock arrangements.
Our members are Michael Roe and Buffy Larson, trumpets, Don Feeney, horn, Charles Watt, trombone, and Roger Lundberg, bass trombone. All have over twenty years of performing experience -- excellent performers and interesting people to boot.
Blowing Hot, Blowing Cold
Sunday, January 29, 2017 3:00 PM
We are performing music that is seasonally appropriate, whether you like the outdoors during the winter or prefer the warmth of the hearth or a theater, In this program, we revisit Carleton Macy's Weather, a piece capturing the wildness of the outdoors. We balance that with hot, driving music from The Incredibles and the premiere of Charles Watt's A Dance for Strange Times. Hot and Cold compete in Debussy's Trois Chansons and Eric Ewazen's Frost Fire. There is also music of Frank Loesser and Coldplay. Come warm up or chill out. With a theme like this, who knows what the post recital food will be like?
Olivet Congregational Church
Our rates are negotiable within reason, but as a rule of thumb, for something like a straightforward worship service plan on paying around $500.00. A wedding will typically cost around $600 because extra work is involved. This assumes we're involved for two or three hours the day of the event and can include a rehearsal ahead of time. If there's a lot of extra rehearsal, playing or coordination, or an additional service the same day obviously figure on more.
A Saint Mary's Miscellany
It was quite a night with many attractive performances in the beautiful sanctuary of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. There were many different styles of music well-performed, It was a joy to play Tovey's Santa Barbara Sonata in that gorgeous hall with wonderful acoustics.
BREXIT: The Musical
Split continent, split concert. Both groups played well - music ranged from scary to elegant to actually rocking. The combined performance of the Pirates of Penzance Overture was really fine, and the post recital food was excellent.
Macalester Groveland Fest
Light classics, popular standards, beautiful weather. What's not to like? What more was there to ask?
Orange Hair, Red Noses, Square Eyeballs
We revisited childhood and comedy - circus music, cartoon themes - as well as some rueful adult smiles. People laughed.
Warm Weather Music in the Dead of WInter
We enjoyed raising temps in January. The Latin stuff is always well received, and the response to Reskin's Summer Dances was favorable and interesting.
Fresh and Local
Macalester Groveland Fest
Outdoors at Dodge
Ain't Misbehavin' and Other Tales
it IS what it IS
We wrapped up the Thanksgiving weekend exploring interesting music lurking behind innocuous titles. We survived "Bach's" Toccata and Fugue in d in fine style.
Taste of Macalester Groveland
Travelogue for Haiti
Blowing Hot When It's Cold Outside, Sunday, November 24, 2013
Concert Before Sunset Friday June 28, 2013
Tour of the Americas: Sunday February 17, 2013
Metamorphosis: Sunday, November 25, 2012
Concert Under the Stars: Friday, June 29, 2012
Several Pentecost Exaltation Concerts: 2010 - 2013
You Oughta Be In Pictures: Sunday November 13, 2011
Photos from our Saint Paul Farmers Market appearance
photos by Andrew Watt