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Chicago Chamber Musicians brass ensemble performs March 4 at North Central

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Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

Jan. 5, 2011—The Chicago Chamber Musicians will cover a broad range of classical music styles and showcase some of the greatest compositions for brass with a performance March 4 in North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

The evening’s program consists of five contrapuncti, or counterpoints, from The Art of Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach; Dmitri Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Opus 110; Aaron Copland’s Four American Folk Songs; and Verne Reynolds’ Suite for Brass.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $30 and $25; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

The performance will feature Chicago Chamber Musicians brass ensemble members Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, trumpet; Gail Williams, horn; Matthew Gaunt, tuba; and Michael Mulcahy, trombone.

Grammy-nominated and named 2007 Chamber Ensemble of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, Chicago Chamber Musicians has toured extensively and developed an international reputation for fresh, intimate and nuanced performances by musicians who consistently work together as an ensemble.

Chicago Chamber Musicians has received two prestigious ASCAP/Chamber Music America Awards for Adventurous Programming and an ABBY Award for Arts Management Excellence from the Arts and Business Council of Chicago. Visit to learn more.

North Central College’s 2010-2011 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors.

This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).