Holiday Brass and Voices
Featuring – Axiom Brass
Dorival Puccini, Jr., trumpet
Kris Hammond, trumpet
Kevin Harrison, tuba
Orin Larson, trombone
Jacob Diedwardo, horn
Gloria Musicae Singers under the direction of Dr. Joseph Holt
Enjoy the sounds of the season, including both popular favorites and Christmas classics.
Since 2006, the five fresh-faced and sharply dressed young musicians of Axiom Brass have wowed crowds and critics alike with their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and their “clean, clear and precise sound.” This award-winning quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.” Internationally recognized for their groundbreaking programming, the group’s repertoire ranges from jazz and Latin music to string quartet transcriptions, as well as original compositions for brass quintet. The ensemble has appeared on national radio and television, as well as at concerts in Asia, Europe and across the U.S.
- “Chamber music and brass fans would do themselves a great service by keeping an eye out for this standout group of musicians.” – San Francisco Classical Voice
- “With more ripples, Axiom’s jazzy, dissonant harmonies and cascading lines … generated excitement that carried throughout the afternoon.” – South Florida Classical Review
- “The Axiom Brass Quintet is committed to honest and serious music-making at the highest level. Their chamber-music sensibility reflects the tradition of the most venerable and respected string quartets, even as the group displays a unique and compelling aesthetic around passionate and poetic brass performance.” – Cliff Colnot – Conductor Civic Orchestra of Chicago / Award Winning Composer
- “…beauty and fullness of tone, precise intonation, virtuosic technique, expressive dynamic range, and stylistic flexibility. Axiom commands a repertoire ranging from early music and Renaissance to the most challenging contemporary compositions of today not to mention a fluency in the jazz idiom that puts most ensembles to shame. I have been consistently moved by their interpretations and inspired by their expressive maturity. – Christopher Martin, Principal trumpeter with the Chicago Symphony
- In the life of largely unknown ensembles, there’s that moment when the group has solidified in a way that its performances portend that future notoriety is almost a given. It can be likened to a garage band that plays at a club for the first time, where everyone in attendance has that “I was there when they were nobody” moment. – – San Francisco Classical Voice