New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet in Concert


July 29




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Sheridan Opera House

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For the first time ever Telluride Chamber Music is presenting an evening of music by the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet. Join the five principal brass players from the country’s most renowned orchestra for a fun and varied program of music. This event promises to have something for everyone, a truly inspirational night!


Christopher Martin, trumpet
Ethan Bensdorf, trumpet
Richard Dean, french horn
Colin Williams, trombone
Alan Baer, tuba


The New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, comprising the principal brass players of the Orchestra, enjoys worldwide exposure and an international reputation. The group made its debut in 1983 when they joined with The Canadian Brass for a concert in Ottawa, Canada. This was the beginning of a regular musical collaboration between these two brass quintets, with subsequent joint performances at the summer festivals of Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, Great Woods, and Mostly Mozart; concerts in cities throughout Canada and the United States; and on four recordings. The members of the ensemble have also joined their brass colleagues from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Principal Brass Quintet has hosted an annual Holiday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall since 1995, and since 2016 have been conducted on this show by the legendary trumpeter Phil Smith. Joining as guests on this extravaganza have been the Lee Musiker Trio; the Canadian Brass; the German Brass; Sesame Street’s Bob McGrath; and Doc Severinson.In recent years the Quintet has toured the country, performing in Los Angeles, Rochester, and Saratoga Springs.