Internationally recognized as one of the era’s premier chamber music ensembles, the American Brass Quintet continues its tradition of championing new works by distinguished American composers with a new commission from composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey.
Sorey—a 2017 MacArthur fellow and a 2018 United States Artists Fellow—has previously written for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Alarm Will Sound, among others. The American Brass Quintet has commissioned over 100 pieces for brass quintet, including works by Joan Tower, Eric Ewazen, and George Tsontakis. Their latest album, Perspectives, is comprised entirely of works written for the group. Click here to view a full list of ABQ commissions. The Quintet is now seeking a select number of co-commissioners for this project.
Watch: The American Brass Quintet Records Perspectives
Now Booking 2023-2024
Jennifer Higdon: Book of Brass (2021)
Eric Nathan: Missing Words II (2016)
John Zorn: Blue Stratagem (2016)
Tyshawn Sorey: New Work (2023)
Billy Childs: Two Elements for Brass Quintet and Piano (2007)
or David Biedenbender: Sacred Geometry
Joan Tower: Copperwave (2006)
“Among North American brass ensembles none is more venerable than the American Brass Quintet.”
— New York Times
"(Sorey) is a composer of radical and seemingly boundless ideas.”
— Wall Street Journal
To learn more about the Tyshawn Sorey, please visit TyshawnSorey.com