Academic Calendar

Brass Fest at LU

April 07, 2016
April 09, 2016
Fine Arts
Simmons Music Building

Allen Vizzutti

Our inaugural Brass Festival is a three-day event featuring multiple guest artists, LU brass faculty, music students and various sponsors and exhibitors. Each day will include a variety of performances, master classes, clinics and exhibits that are open to the public. As the only music event of its kind in Southeast Texas, the festival will reach a very wide audience ranging from students, educators, brass-music enthusiasts and the general concert-going public. Our purpose is to educate, inspire and entertain those in attendance by bringing world-renowned artists into our community to perform alongside our faculty and students.

Festival admission is $20.

Featured Concerts

April 7
Faculty Brass Quintet Concert
7:30 p.m. Rothwell Recital Hall

April 8
Brass Faculty Solo Recital
7:30 p.m., Rothwell Recital Hall

April 9
Brass Festival GALA Concert
Guest Artist: Allen Vizzutti, trumpet
Performing with the Brass Choir and Jazz Orchestra

Allen Vizzutti has visited over 60 countries and every state in the union to perform with a rainbow of artists and ensembles as both a classical and jazz artist. He has appeared as guest soloist with symphony orchestras, in recital, on television and in jazz venues around the world. Allen’s soaring trumpet sound can be heard on over 150 movie and game soundtracks including ‘Star Trek’. ‘Back to the Future’, and ‘Halo’ and ‘Medal of Honor’. Allen’s love of expression through composition has led to premier performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic of London, the Nuremberg Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Summit Brass, the US Navy and Air Force Bands. He is a strong proponent of music education and his “Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method” has become a standard treatise used worldwide.

Dr. Brian Shook, Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music