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Brass Quintet -- Russia

May 10, 2010


Under the auspices of the Bilateral Presidential Commission and with additional financial support from ConocoPhillips Russia Inc. and the Trust for Mutual Understanding of New York, The U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet, an element of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" from Ft. Myer, VA, will perform with The Russian National Orchestra, The Russian National Orchestra Brass Quintet and The Russian Army Band in Moscow, Russia, April 27 - May 7, 2010.

This unprecedented American and Russian cultural partnership will perform a series of concerts and events in Moscow and St. Petersburg that will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War, and pay tribute to war veterans.

The performance schedule and press availability for these Cultural Allies are detailed below. Cultural Allies is an on-going program of the Russian Arts Foundation, an American non-profit organization that promotes international understanding through the arts.

Tuesday, April 27 | 6 p.m. Trumpet Master Class by SGM Dennis Edelbrock and Concert of American Music by The United States Army Brass Quintet (TUSABQ) at Moscow Conservatory.

Tuesday, May 4 | 7 p.m. Premiere of a new requiem with narration, at the Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT), featuring the Russian National Orchestra and TUSABQ conducted by Teodor Currentzis. The event is produced for television broadcast by Oleg Tabakov.

Wednesday, May 5 | 7 p.m. Concert of the Russian Army Band at Dom Muziki with two brass quintets and vocal soloists, featuring the world premiere of A Tribute to the Greatest Generation, a medley of popular American wartime songs, arranged by Master Sergeant Matthew Niess.

Thursday, May 6 | 4 p.m. Exhibition Opening, music by the RNOBQ and TUSABQ at Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 in Moscow. The exhibition, "Joseph Beyrle: Hero of Two Nations" tells the story of American Ambassador John Beyrle's father.

Friday May 7 | 7 p.m. Concert honoring War Veterans of St. Petersburg by Two Brass Quintets at Great Hall of St. Petersburg Conservatory.