Recent Guest Artists
Septrua Brass Septet
Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet.
By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration, Septura aims to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium.
Septura’s members are the leading players of the new generation of British brass musicians, holding principal positions in the London Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, and BBC Symphony orchestras.
Dan Perantoni is Provost Professor of Tuba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
He is a legendary tuba artist and pedagogue as well as a trailblazer in a variety of genres, including work as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, jazz musician, and in instrument design. He is cited as a “tubist’s tubist,” featuring in his playing a “lyrical, clear, and singing tone, along with impeccable musical style.” Perantoni, or “Mr. P” as his students call him, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the executive board of T.U.B.A.
A true legion of former students holds prestigious positions in major performing ensembles and music schools around the world. Their success is the best testimony to his abilities as a teacher, mentor, and friend.
Perantoni has been a featured artist at Carnegie Hall, Monterey Jazz Festival, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Adelaide Festival in Australia, Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Montreux Brass Congress in Switzerland, and, recently, as soloist throughout Europe and Japan.
He is a founding member of the Summit Brass, Symphonia, St. Louis Brass Quintet, and Matteson-Phillips Tubajazz Consort, and has released numerous solo albums and chamber music CDs.
He has designed numerous tubas and mouthpieces along with Robert Tucci for the B&S division of Buffet Crampon. He is a Buffet Crampon B&S Artist.