Gala concerts - WORLD PREMIERE
Saturday, 2nd May 2020, 8.15 pm
Reformed Church of Ins
Sunday, 10th May 2020, 5.30 pm
Aula of the St Michael College, Fribourg
Premiere by Pierre-Etienne Sagnol
OPUS 5 Brass Quintet
OPUS 5 Brass Quintet, which was founded by Bertrand Galley in May 2007, has a colourful repertory of chamber music that ranges from the Renaissance up through the contemporary period, and even includes jazz.
The rich and extensive span of OPUS 5 Brass Quintet’s timbre has inspired musicians either to compose or to arrange musical numbers especially for their performance. These compositions let the musical ensemble explore fully the deep, warm registers of the trombone and of the tuba as well as the crystalline brilliance of the piccolo trumpet.
Mindful of the pedagogical needs of school children, OPUS 5 Brass Quintet has specially designed programmes meant to encourage exposure to the fine world of classical music for youth audiences. Well-known actors and musicians take part in these educational performances. For example, the group has performed such time-honoured work as Francis Poulenc’s Histoire de Babar le petit elephant, Sergey Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, and Camille Saint-Saën’s Carnaval des Animaux.
OPUS 5’s vast programme fits the musical requirements of a large variety of social engagements, be they gala concerts, choir accompaniment, exhibition openings, …wherever harmony is called for.