|The Carnegie Brass
The Carnegie Brass is a chamber group of rare musicianship and
virtuosity, currently in residence in Pittsburgh, PA. They have performed
throughout the northeastern United States, and have toured the South
Pacific and Australia with the River City Brass Band. Numerous colleges
throughout the United States have invited them to be guest performers for
concert series and programs. The group has been featured many times on
National Public Radio and was featured on the WQED-FM classical music
series The Local Touch. A television special produced by PBS, A Child's
Christmas in Pittsburgh, featured the quintet and was aired nationally.
The ensemble is also known for its performances in such concert halls as
Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Music Hall.
The group can be heard performing for weddings, private ceremonies and
special events throughout the Pittsburgh area. These include
commencement ceremonies for Robert Morris University, Carnegie
Mellon University, St. Vincent College, Point Park University, Community
College of Allegheny County and other educational institutions. The
ensemble is proud to be the "house band" of the Catholic Diocese of
Pittsburgh, performing regularly for official diocesan functions, as well as
the Easter and Christmas masses.
The group is proud of its reputation for contemporary works, many of
which were specifically composed for them. In September 1990, the
Carnegie Brass was featured in a new work with the Pittsburgh New
Music Ensemble. All members of the quintet are teachers in the
Pittsburgh area and perform extensively with many different groups.