Friday, May 29, 2009

Brass Quintet "Hannoverture" Performed in Germany

Joe's new Brass Quintet "Hannoverture" was recently given its European premiere performance in Bremen, Germany. To view the video of its outdoor pre-premiere performance click here. To listen to the German audio performance of "Hannoverture" click here.

Hannoverture was again performed in Wustrow, Germany on October 4, 2009 by a brass choir. You may view and hear the video of this performance by clicking here.

Here is the description of the earlier (Bremen) video by quintet leader and trombone player Alexander Kockel:
Hannoverture - new brass quintet work by Joseph M. Russo (US).
This is a trial and error performance between rehearsal (2 weeks before) and official premiere in europe (the evening after) at the Kirchentag in Bremen/GER.
We, the brass quintet "Ottoni con anima", were not prepared to play outdoor, so we unfortunately lost the challenge against the wind, who blew the sheets away. But see, it was fun and the performance in the evening (in church) was about to tell another story... :-)