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Acclaimed brass septet to play at OSU 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Septura Brass Septet

The London-based Septura Brass Septet, which has been receiving critical acclaim among British music critics, will offer its redefined brass chamber music at the Seretean Center Concert Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m.  

The brass septet, currently the ensemble in residence at the Royal Academy of Music, brings together London’s leading symphony and philharmonic brass musicians, who have admittedly “stolen” and recast the best music from string ensembles, pianists, chamber orchestras and singers to rule the world of chamber music with brass. 

“Audiences are always pleasantly surprised by the huge range of colors and expression that this brass septet can create, and we hope to cast all these works—some familiar, some perhaps not—in an intriguingly new light,” explains Matthew Knight, the group’s artistic director.  

Knight points to the ensemble’s latest album, “Kleptomania,” as a prime example of its inventive “pilfering” and invites listeners to review the music video promoting the album at kleptomania.septura.org.  

This is the group’s first American tour after the release of its sixth album, all of which focus on a specific period, genre and set of composers. Weaving its ever-increasing repertoire into captivating live events, Septura is gaining a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and imaginative programming. 

BBC music critics have called the group “Dazzingly polished,” and BBC Radio 2’s Alison Balsom insists “The standard is absolutely higher than brass playing has ever been before.”

For more information on Septura, go to live.septura.org.  

Tickets to the concert are $10 for general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens. They are available online by going to music.okstate.edu and clicking on “news and events,” link then the “buy tickets” link. Tickets will be available online until 4 p.m. the afternoon of the concert.  They will go on sale in the Seretean Center’s box office one hour before the performance. 

Tickets are also available, weekdays, at the Music Department office, room 132, in the Seretean Center. Tickets can also be purchased by clicking here

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