Jazz, Renaissance, Humor

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ticket Information

This concert is FREE

3:00 PM
Presented By
Vesper Concerts
Event Type
Event Contact
Kristi Treu

Although the members of the Saint Louis Brass look formal when they perform, audiences are pleasantly surprised at the relaxed and informal atmosphere they create. With extraordinary grace, the ensemble transforms the stuffiness associated with classical chamber music, combining professionalism and showmanship to produce a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.

The Saint Louis Brass wil perform a great variety of selections featuring music from their CD "Pops Music of the Americas" and from several other CDs plus their new DVD. Especially for this tour, they will present the premier of Joshua Hobbs' "Four Times Five." Commissioned by the quintet in 2015, it was just recently completed.

Also new for this tour is Anthony Plog's "Animal Ditties" with music behind the clever Ogden Nash poems. On the light side is a new jazz medley "Tribute to Pops": hits of Louis Armstrong, plus everybody's favorite "St. Louis Blues." New to the Quintet is the hard driving tango "Libertango" by the noted Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.

More information about the Saint Louis Brass and this concert an be found at www.saintlouisbrass.com or www.vesperconcerts.org.

Ensemble Name
Saint Louis Brass
Melvyn Jernigan, Allan Dean, Ray Sasaki, Jeff Nelsen, Daniel Perantoni
Joshua Hobbs, Astor Piazzola, Louis Armstrong

Volta *4,6                 Michael Praetorius

                  arr. Allan Dean

Praetorius Dance Suite #2 *4,6                  Michael Praetorius

                  Ballet des Fues  arr. Allan Dean


                  Volta (reprise)

Four Times Five                 Joshua Hobbs

A Four Movement Suite

Animal Ditties No. 8 for Brass Quintet *3Anthony Plog

The Duck • The Cow • The Rhinoceros • The Wasp • The Camel

Saint Louis Blues W.C. Handy




Saltarello *3,6Anonymous

arr. Allan Dean

¡Tango!  *6Astor Piazzolla

Libertango arr. Allan Dean

Divertimento for Neglected (?) Musical (?) Instruments (?) *6                  Wayne Scott

Tribute to Pops *6               arr. Joey Sellers

Hello Dolly • Basin Street Blues • Struttin' with Some Barbecue

What A Wonderful World • Mack the Knife


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