A&E FYI: Rhythm & Brass will stop at Weber Feb. 5The international-touring group Rhythm & Brass will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Weber Music Hall.
Since its inaugural season in 1993, Rhythm & Brass has lived up to the ideal of a musical presentation that is not bound by time, geography or culture. With the unique ability to incorporate influences as divergent as Josquin Des Prez, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Johann Sebastian Bach and, of course, Duke Ellington, Rhythm & Brass searches for the commonality in these influences and fearlessly weaves them all into a single concert experience.
Rhythm & Brass will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Weber Music Hall.
Internationally, Rhythm & Brass has toured extensively in Canada, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Virgin Islands and Japan. The group’s book, “Team Play: A Guide to Making Chamber Music Together (Universal Edition),” is a method by which educator and student alike can take part in the joys of chamber music.
“Beyond Category” was a term the great Duke Ellington used as the highest form of praise for those artists who transcended normal boundaries. These six classically trained performers with jazz backgrounds, and who are also fans of pop, rock and hip-hop, surely cross the borders in their musical presentations.
Individual tickets are available at $32 for adults, $27 for seniors, $17 for students and $15 for UMD students. (Group discounts available.) Call the UMD box office at 726-8877 or order online at www.tickets.umn.edu.
~Information courtesy UMD Department of Music