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want to offer a little bit more than the brass quintet.
Guest talent Buzz Brass works with includes pianist Matt Herscovitch.
He’ll join the brass quintet, along with Antoine Malette Chenier (harp), for a performance Feb. at The Machine Shop. The show is part of Algoma Conservatory Concerts.
The program includes Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris and Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun.
Lapointe did many of the arrangements in the group’s early days. Buzz Brass now collaborates with arrangers love to work with such as Louis Baban, whose written compositions for Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Montreal Chamber Orchestra, and Christopher Smith.
Works arranged by Baban and Smith are part of Thursday’s show.
Lapointe focuses a lot on humour when he emcees concerts. are brass, so we don’t take ourselves too seriously, even though the music is very seriously played.
The quintet’s lineup is virtually the same since forming in 2002. Pascal Lafreniere (French horn) joined nearly a decade ago. Frederic Gagnon (principal trumpet), Jason De Carufel (trombone) and Sylvain Arseneau (bass trombone) are original members.
Buzz Brass returns for tours four and five of China later this year. The group will perform its history of music program with a Chinese actor. Lapointe and company mostly focus on performing,
but they’re working on their Mandarin for some vocal interactions with the crowd.
Learing some of the language is proving difficult. He compares the scenario to when the Quebec based group performs in France. Chinese are a little like that. 3
Over the Rainbow Children’s Entertaiment Series presents Peter Pan at Sault Community Theatre Centre. $18 adults, $15 children.
MJ Live: Michael Jackson tribute at Kewadin Casino. $18, $20, $25.
Sault Blues Society presents Harpdog Brown with Jay Scali at The Machine Shop. $15 advance, $20 door, $10 ages 16 and under. Tickets on sale at Case’s Music, Northland Music, The Rad Zone, Rockin’ Vinyl Records,
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