November 2, 2011

True North Brass

We greatly enjoyed our first community concert of the season. True North Brass of Toronto is a brass quintet with lots of talent, experience and personality. They played everything from classical to Duke Ellington and had arranged many of the pieces themselves. The most beautiful piece was one arranged by tubist Scott Irvine called Meditations on a Huron Carol. It was a haunting work with sounds produced from all the brass instruments as well as eerie sounds from a loon whistle, bells, wine glasses, and a strange Tibetan string and can kind of thing that sounded like a wolf howling. What a great evening. We came out of the theatre feeling refreshed and happy.

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