La Scala Brass Quintet

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Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow

Procession of the Nobles from the opera Mlada (Arrangement for Brass Quintet: Bill Holcombe)

Vincenzo Bellini

Overture from the Opera Norma (Arrangement for Brass Quintet: Antonio Manuli)

Giuseppe Verdi

Fantasia on Themes from the Opera "Rigoletto" (Arrangement for Brass Quintet: Antonio Manuli)

Leonard Bernstein

Dance Suite

Eugène Bozza

Sonatina for Brass Quintet

Davide Sanson


Approximate running time: 1h 15m with one intermission

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.