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Heralded by trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindemann as "one of the most exciting ensembles to come along in many years," the Trillium Brass Quintet combines the energy and exuberance of brass with the nuance and intensity of classical chamber music. Embracing the wide diversity of music available to the modern brass quintet, TBQ creates a unique and engaging concert experience. The quintet is well-known for its stylish transcriptions and interpretations of music from a variety of genres and eras, and constructs unique programs drawing on a wide range of musical inspirations. With a dynamic stage presentation and informative and witty commentary between selections, TBQ quickly establishes an easy rapport with its audiences.

Formed in 1996, TBQ has performed throughout southern Ontario including recital appearances at the Toronto International Chamber Music Festival, the inaugural Brass in the Grass Festival, the Kincardine Summer Music Festival, and the University of Toronto's New Music Week. TBQ was a featured guest of the Sault Symphony, and was also the first ensemble to play our national anthem inside the Ontario Legislature! The ensemble has performed in concert with the Exultate Chamber Singers, the Pax Christi Chorale, the Georgian Bay Concert Choir, and Cantores Celestes Women's Chamber Choir, and has premiered new works by Chan Ka Nin, Andrew Ager, Alexander Rapoport, and Scott Good, among others.

In addition to maintaining a busy schedule of concerts and hired engagements, TBQ is committed to music education. Under the auspices of Prologue to the Performing Arts, they have taken their popular educational concerts to over 100 schools in the Toronto area.

In 2003 TBQ released its debut CD, Revecy, and Seasons of the Spirit, a collaboration with the Pax Christi Chorale. TBQ recently released Christmas with The Trillium Brass Quintet (2013).

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