Chicago Composers’ Consortium Presents BrassWorks: C3 with Axiom Brass

Chicago Composers’ Consortium Presents BrassWorks: C3 with Axiom Brass

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Time

May 23, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Epiphany Center For The Arts: The Sanctuary

201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607

AGE REQUIREMENT

Must be 21+

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Event Details

Chicago Composers’ Consortium Presents BrassWorks: C3 with Axiom Brass

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour

Showtime: 7:30PM 

Tickets: $20 - General Admission | $10 - Student

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About:

Please join C3 and Chicago’s phenomenal Axiom Brass for a concert of new music for brass quintet! Axiom brings a fresh batch of international world premieres from Vancouver back to Chicago for this concert, along with quintets by Amos Gillespie, Timothy Johnson, Elizabeth Start and Augusta Read Thomas, plus the winning quintet from the 2024 C3 Composition Competition by Maxwell Franko.

Axiom Brass
Dorival Puccini, Jr., trumpet
Christopher Scanlon, trumpet
Alex Laskey, horn
Corey Sansolo, trombone
Serena Voltz, tuba

Program 
KEVIN DAY, Fantasia III for Brass Quintet (2021)
AMOS BILLESPIE, People in the Park (2021)
AUGUSTA READ THOMAS, Aura Tenebris (Radiant Darkness -2024)
VALERIA GISEL VALLE MARTINEZ, Krypos 29, Red Metal (2024)
TIMOTHY ERNEST JOHNSON, Insuppressible (2024)
EVAN WILLIAMS, Lux Aeterna (2013)
MAXWELL FRANKO, A Light Shining in Darness: lamplight (2020)
ELIZABETH J. START, Somewhere Above Their Heads (2024)
VUMA LEVIN, Platinum (2023)

Described as “exceptional ambassadors for classical music” and “innovative programmers”, Chicago-based Axiom Brass designs concert experiences for audiences that stretch the imagination and expand sensibilities. Their concert programs regularly pair original works by composers such as Augusta Read Thomas, George Walker, and Joan Tower with early musical translations by Barbara Strozzi, Claudia Francesca Rusca, Leonora Duarte, and rousing tangos by Astor Piazzolla. As strong advocates for the creation and performance of “living music”, the ensemble actively engages with their audiences to showcase the importance of performing the music of living composers. Axiom has presented concerts all over the world, including the Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, Gallo Center for the Arts in California, Shenzhen Concert Hall in China, and Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis in Portugal.

The only brass ensemble to ever win the Fischoff Educator Award, Axiom creates custom- tailored workshops and residency activities for presenters and their communities. The group’s commitment to education and their interactive teaching style has led to residencies at the Grand Tetons Music Festival and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, as well as being featured as ensemble-in-residence for the National Brass Symposium. Axiom has presented concerts all over the world, including Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, Gallo Center for the Arts in California, Shenzhen Concert Hall in China, and Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis in Portugal.

2024 marks the premiere of the Heavy Metal Suite, a multi-year collaborative concert with the Future Minerals Working Group at the University of British Columbia, featuring eight internationally acclaimed composers from seven different countries around the globe. This trans-disciplinary partnership provides a new perspective about the foundational elements needed to support society’s renewable energy transition, with hopes that it will open a broad global conversation and inspire listeners to think differently about the future of Earth’s mineral resources. axiombrass.com

Chicago Composers' Consortium promotes the creation and performance of new music with a primary focus on composers and musicians from the Chicago area and the Midwest. As a presenter of contemporary music in Chicago for over thirty years, C3 has consistently found new ways to engage, educate and involve the community in an ongoing relationship of musical exploration. What sets C3 apart from other contemporary music organizations is a history of innovative composer-generated collaborative projects and a commitment to adventurous programming, including the presentation of works by little known and emerging composers deserving of a larger audience. c3composers.org


Golden Hour at Epiphany:

Stop by Epiphany for our live music series concerts, and be sure to hit Golden Hour before-hand for drinks and lite-bites! Doors open at 5pm Wednesday - Saturday for Golden Hour with 1/2 priced bottles of wine and other specials!

Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!

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