By Francesca Norsen Tate
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The final concert in the St. Charles Borromeo Church Fall Concert Series presents a holiday feel, with the Grix Brass Quintet playing music of the Christmas season.
The Grix Quintet will perform works by Bach, Handel, Gabrieli, traditional Christmas Carols and other classic works. This ensemble is considered Manhattan’s cutting edge brass quintet. Grix specializes in the unique traditions of the brass quintet repertoire. While they regularly include Baroque-era works in their repertoire, the quintet also invests their creative effort in the proliferation of contemporary composers.
Throughout the history of Western music, brass instruments have been called upon to herald the coronations of monarchs, inspire the faithful in the world’s greatest cathedrals, and to rally the largest armies of the world before going into battle. Grix selects repertoire that features unique combinations of instruments. Each musician in Grix Brass brings an individual artistic perspective to the ensemble.
From traditional and contemporary classical training to innovative jazz influences, the musicians of Grix are individual artists in their own right who have studied with some of the most acclaimed brass performers in the 21st century such as Mark Gould, Dave Taylor, R. Allen Spanjer, and Per Brevig.
Their concert takes place on Saturday, December 15 at 7 p.m. in the church. A reception follows. Tickets for the concert are $10 will be sold after Mass on Sunday Dec. 9. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the concert.