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Faculty Brass Quintet concert employs social media for interactive experience

LFBQJoin the Lamar University Faculty Brass Quintet on Thursday, March 5, for an exciting, interactive concert with music from the Baroque era through today, including selections from Bach, Handel, Shostakovich, Ellington, Gershwin and more. The quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall. Admission is free.

“We want to build the audience’s connection to the music and bridge the gap between performer and audience to really get them involved,” said Brian Shook, assistant professor of trumpet in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music. “During the performance, audience members will be encouraged to go on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and any other forms of social media to discuss the concert, post photos and communicate with each other and with the quintet.”

Selections that will be performed include “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,” by George Friedrich Handel; “Jazz Suite No. 1,” by Dmitri Shostakovich; “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” by Duke Ellington; “Contrapunctus No. 9,” by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Fire Dance,” by Anthony DiLorenzo; and many others.

The Lamar Faculty Brass Quintet is the university’s longest continuously performing faculty ensemble, having presented hundreds of recitals, concerts, clinics and invitational performances since the early 1970s. Current members are Shook on trumpet; Robert Culbertson, professor, French horn; and Timothy Dueppen, assistant professor, trombone. Current student members are trumpeter Eric Diaz of Baytown, an undergraduate trumpet performance major, and tubist Denzel Richard, Beaumont, an undergraduate music education major.

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music is located at 4400 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Beaumont, TX 77710. For more details, call (409) 880-8144 or visit lamar.edu/music. Also, be sure to follow the concert on Twitter at #LFBQ2015 and on Facebook at LFBQ in Concert.