BBQ Trumpeter Composes Dalhousie Bicentennial Piece
A brass quintet composition by BBQ trumpeter Paul St-Amand has been chosen by Dalhousie University to mark the school’s bicentennial. Paul’s piece was selected in an open call for works from Canadian composers. The Maritime Brass Quintet will premiere the piece February 6th at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, during a ceremony launching Dalhousie’s 200th anniversary celebrations.
“I think it has the potential to be an audience favourite, year after year,” said Dr. Jerome Blais, associate professor of composition in the Fountain School of Performing Arts. “From a compositional point of view, I call this a tour de force: a work that has the ability to please the most demanding music lovers and specialists, as well as be appreciated by a very broad audience, with no prior experience with, or no particular taste for, ‘serious’ music.”