Telluride Chamber Music Fest: New York Philharmonic Brass, 7/29!

The Telluride Chamber Music Festival plans to raise the heat during the summer season with great events, including celebrations to mark Telluride Chamber Music’s 50th birthday!

July 28, 6pm-6.45 pm, 50th Birthday Bash /Free Street Concert outside the Telluride Historical Museum.

July 29, 2pm “The Brass Family” – a free fun and interactive concert for families at Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library.

In addition, tickets are still available for the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet at the Sheridan Opera House on July 29, 7 p.m. See below for details.

Tickets: $300/VIP table of 4 (includes a bottle of bubbles); $50/adults; $25/students. Buy tickets here.

Questions? Email

Go here for more on Telluride Musicfest.

For the first time ever Telluride Chamber Music is presenting an evening of music featuring the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet.

Founded in 1983 and comprised of the five principal brass players from the country’s most renowned orchestra, the quintet has worldwide exposure and an international reputation.


Christopher Martin, trumpet

Ethan Bensdorf, trumpet

Richard Dean, french horn

Colin Williams, trombone

Alan Baer, tuba


‘La Rejouissannce’ – George Fredrich Handel (1685-1759)

‘Sonata Saint Mark’ – Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)

‘Suite from the Monterigian Hills’ – Morley Calvert (1928-1991)

‘Contarapunctus IX’ – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


‘Firedance’ – Anthony DiLorenzo (b. 1967)

‘The Quintessential Gershwin’ – George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr. Steven Bulla

‘Suite from “West Side Story”’ – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Maria arr. Jack Gale

‘New York, New York’ – John Kander (b. 1927) arr. Phil Elkjer

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