This week I attended a free concert at the University of Wisconsin - Barron County here in Rice Lake. Performers were the University of Wisconsin - Madison Wind Ensemble with special guests The Wisconsin Brass Quintet.
The Wind Ensemble is made up of students & they performed several pieces that were very excellent to hear. My favorite being Shadowcatcher composed by Eric Ewazen.
|The Wind Ensemble - U of W Madison, School of Music|
The Wisconsin Brass Quintet is made up of professors from UW-Madison. They played several pieces alone and then joined with the Ensemble for another. This brass quintet was on fire. In fact, one of the selections they played was called Line of Fire and it was just fabulous. Two trumpets, a tuba, a trombone and (my personal favorite) a french horn. These 5 musicians really can play!
This was my first experience hearing only 'wind'.
It was awesome.