CITY – The Mirari Brass Quintet will present a concert of newly commissioned
works, classics and original arrangements of jazz standards in a concert
sponsored by the East Tennessee State University Department of Music on
Saturday, Feb. 8.
free public performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church,
105 S. Boone St. Earlier that day, members of the ensemble will conduct master
classes for ETSU music students.
Mirari Brass Quintet, founded in 2009 in Bloomington, Ind., is comprised of
five friends who "truly believe in the intrinsic value of music in our world,"
according to tuba player Dr. Stephanie Frye, an instructor of tuba and
euphonium at ETSU. The group has toured the United States, performing at
concert halls, schools and churches and holding clinics and residencies at
numerous colleges and universities.
of the group now teach at universities in Arkansas, Idaho, Ohio and Tennessee,
and have performed with symphonies in such cities as Charlotte, N.C.; Kansas
City; Reno, Nev.; Paducah, Ky.; Indianapolis; Columbus, Ohio; Fountain City,
Kan.; and Richmond, Va.
addition to Frye, members include Alex Noppe and Matt Vangjel, trumpet; Jessie
Thoman, horn; and Sarah Paradis, trombone.
more information, call the ETSU Department of Music at (423) 439-4276.
For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at