ABQ script

The Annapolis Brass Quintet

Some ABQ Highlights

1971 It all began: Camp Solitude, Lake Placid, NY
1972 First extended US tour - 8 Midwestern states
First of 5 summer residencies - International Music Camp
1973 Recorded Annapolis Brass Quintet for Crystal Records
1974 First West Coast tour
1975 First European tour
1976 First brass performance in Vienna's Brahmssaal
First of 6 summer residencies at Artpark, NY
1977 First of 2 summer residencies in Norway
1978 Won Munich Critics Award
Recorded with Bavarian Radio Orchestra
1979 American Music Festival, Portugal
NEA Grant for Maryland residency, first adult workshops
Brass Chamber Music Society of Annapolis established
1980 First ABQ Artists Series
First concerts in Hawaii and Guatemala
Established International Brass Quintet Festival
1981 First tour of Orient
1982 10th tour of Europe
1983 Around the World tour
Kennedy Center performance
1984 First brass performance at 92nd Street Y, New York City
Summer residency at Yale University
1985 First Byrd & Brass performance
Recorded 2 albums of 20th century music
1986 5 concerts at Carnegie Hall Recital Hall
1987 Recorded Byrd and Brass for Concord Jazz
1988 First concerts in Alaska
1989 East and West Berlin Quintets perform at IBQF, 2 months before Berlin Wall topples
1990 Command performance in New York for President of Poland
Established Great Music in Great Spaces series
16th European tour
1991 Soloists with Annapolis and Baltimore Symphonies
1992 17th European tour
Artists-In-Residence at Mary Washington College
1993 Farewell performances
US Senator Mikulski recognizes the ABQ for its contributions to American music
2000 Byrd and Brass Reunion Concert, Christmas with Byrd and Brass