La Scala Brass Quintet
Jorge Monte de Fez
Javier Castaño Medina
Procession of the Nobles from the opera Mlada (Arrangement for Brass Quintet: Bill Holcombe)
Overture from the Opera Norma (Arrangement for Brass Quintet: Antonio Manuli)
Fantasia on Themes from the Opera "Rigoletto" (Arrangement for Brass Quintet: Antonio Manuli)
Sonatina for Brass Quintet
The world’s most famous opera house comes to the Pierre Boulez Saal—in the form of a brass quintet. The five musicians from Milan’s Teatro alla Scala perform arrangements from operas by Verdi, Bellini, and Rimsky-Korsakov as well as compositions by Davide Sanson and Eugène Bozza. Also on the -program: Leonard Bernstein’s Dance Suite, the composer’s last completed work, heard here in the year of his 100th birthday.