2017-2018 Guest Artists
Septrua Brass Septet
February 2, 2018, 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, KS
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.
February 15, 2018, 7:30 PM, All Faiths Chapel, KSU
Don Palmire recently retired from the Army with a total of 30 years of service. He is the retired Principal Euphonium with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own and a former member of The Dominion Brass. He served as euphoniumist with The United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own” from 1987-1991. He was a euphoniumist and soloist with the Dallas Wind Symphony from 1992-1994. He has performed with The U.S. Army Concert Band, The U.S. Army Orchestra, The U.S. Army Brass Band, The U.S. Army Brass Quintet, The Virginia Grand Military Band, The Maryland Symphony, The Harrisburg Symphony and The Sarasota Orchestra. Don earned a Master of Music in Church Music in 1994 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.