Sat, May

Musique Royale ‘Cookie Concert’ with Hogtown Brass Quintet

Hogtown Brass Quintet

Tristan Tye, trumpet; Ujjawal Madan, trumpet; Jason Austin, french horn; 

Paul Tarussov, trombone and Ian Feenstra, tuba

Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm

Lunenburg School of the Arts

$5 at the door (4 years and under free) 

Five diverse musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds ranging from Classical to pop to jazz bring as much humor and fun to this Cookie Concert as they do accuracy and sensitivity.  The unique concert experience of the up-and-coming Toronto-based Hogtown Brass includes an element of education along with fabulous music. On the program is JS Bach, RJ Satchithananthan, selections from West Side Story, and arrangements of Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.  Bring a friend or come solo to enjoy entertainment, education and showmanship with Hogtown Brass Quintet!

About Hogtown Brass Quintet

“These five brass players are a fantastic blend of spirit, energy and ability. They’re serious yet fun. Great individually, yet terrific as a group. They can nail the classics, yet still groove and rock. And they’re great with audiences. We need more, fresh music-making like this. Great things await the Hogtown Brass.” – Ron Davis

The Hogtown Brass Quintet is a Toronto-based chamber ensemble dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the traditional brass ensemble. Formed in 2013, HBQ is a collaboration among five accomplished and diverse musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds, ranging from Classical to pop to jazz.  Already gaining attention with their unique arrangements, collaborations with vocalists and instrumentalists, along with their affinity for non-traditional performance spaces, the mandate of the HBQ is to bring brass chamber music to new audiences and to reinvigorate the classic brass ensemble.

In June 2017, HBQ was a featured performer at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and in October 2017, they released “A Holiday Album, Vol. 1” featuring arrangements by an all-Canadian roster of composers including RJ Satchithananthan, Christian Overton, and Terry Promane.  In October 2016, they released their debut recording, “Introducing…”, featuring brand new arrangements and original compositions for brass quintet in a variety of styles and genres – from Baroque to Latin dance to funk – just a little taste of what HBQ is all about. “Introducing…” was nominated for a 2017 Toronto Independent Music Award.

Cookie Concerts are hour long presentations incorporating music with other artistic creativity, for the whole family to enjoy! Come out the first Saturday of each month from October-June, always 2 pm at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Musique Royale is a prolific, province-wide presenter of music in Nova Scotia. Since its founding in 1985, this non-for-profit has brought world class music to venues of  architectural and historic significance across the province. Presenting Symphony Orchestras and Chorus’ in beautiful churches to salon-style events, and children-friendly shows encompassing jazz, world, classical, and more.  Whatever your appetite for music is, Musique Royale has something for everyone!

Musique Royale gratefully acknowledges the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, the Lunenburg School of the Arts, the Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation, the Craig Foundation, the Nova Scotia Health Board, anonymous contributors, corporate and individual sponsors, committed volunteers and all patrons for their kind and generous support of Musique Royale.  We remember with gratitude Peggy Corkum, longtime major season benefactor of Musique Royale, who passed away December, 2018.