After a Fulbright Trio + One concert with viola faculty, Paulo Eskitch.
The "Fulbright Trio" was established in 2001. The steadily growing repertoire of the FBT includes trios by J. Haydn, L.van Beethoven, F. Schubert, J. Brahms, A. Dvorak, A. Arensky, C. Debussy, E. Chausson, M. Ravel and D. Shostakovich.
The Lyrique Quintette is the faculty woodwind chamber ensemble in residence at the University of Arkansas. All five are members of the music faculty at the University of Arkansas. A versatile troupe, the ensemble has been invited to perform throughout the U.S. and abroad. The members perform chamber music as chamber music should be heard--in an intimate, personal, and comfortable setting--bringing the performers and audience together as partners in the creation of an art form. The quintet's wide range of repertoire and dazzling performances make it a favorite of audiences of all ages. Repertoire spans many musical eras from the richness of the 16th-century Renaissance, to the boldness of 19th-century Romanticism, to works from some of today's most exciting international composers. Recently the quintet worked with bassoonist Mark Popkin in editing some exciting 19th-century chamber music which was then dedicated to each member. The ensemble is equally at home with its numerous "pop" arrangements by composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington.
Boston Mountain Brassworks is the faculty brass quintet of the University of Arkansas. The group was formed in the fall of 2003 to serve as a performing outlet for the faculty and as a model for student groups. The namesake Boston Mountains are a scenic Ozark mountain range in the area of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
BMB performs each semester in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center. In addition, the quintet performs concerts and master classes throughout the region. Tours are undertaken annually. Concert programs include repertoire from Renaissance brass to contemporary brass quintet compositions and jazz.
Please contact a member of BMB if you are interested in having them perform at your school. BMB can also be hired for weddings and other services.