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.
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.
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.
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).