Chamber Music Concerts

1. Famous Inspirations

Brass Quintet

Thanks to outstanding original transcriptions, rediscover famous compositions from the turn of the 20th century by giants such as Debussy, Ravel, Dvořák, Liszt and others, including Khachaturian’s celebrated Sabre Dance. The programme, as inspired as it is inspiring, consists of veritable timeless masterpieces that all audiences will be able to appreciate. Come and hear these works under the new incomparable light that Buzz Brass casts upon them !

String Quartet in F major
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Clair de lune
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Quintet No. 3
Victor Ewald (1860-1935)

String Quartet No. 12 in F major
(American)
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Gymnopédies
Erik Satie (1866-1925)

Sabre Dance
Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)

Chorale Preludes
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Milonga del Ãngel
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

2. Christmas à la Buzz Brass

Brass Quintet

For the holidays, the quintet offers a concert embodying all of the festive season’s magic, as much with emotion as with a touch of humour. The show full of good cheer includes classics such as Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite and the traditional Silent Night as well as more modern repertoire like Sleigh Ride and The Twelve Days of Christmas. A concert for the entire family to enjoy!

Nutcracker Suite                                     
Piotr I. Tchaïkovski

Christmas Song
Mel Tormé & Bob Wells

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Hugh Martin

Angels We Have Heard on High
Traditional

Silent Night, Holy Night
Franz X. Grüber

The Twelve Days of Christmas
Traditional

Carol of the Bells
Traditional

Christmas Time is Here
Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976)

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson

Greensleeves
Traditional

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Traditional

We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Traditional

3. Buzz Salutes Gershwin

Brass Quintet & Piano

The ensemble gets you reacquainted with George Gershwin’s ageless works by combining the tones of its brass instruments with those of a piano to perform Rhapsody in Blue, Summertime and other great hits. Thanks to splendid exclusive arrangements, six instruments thus pay homage to this most celebrated of American composers by evoking all the brilliance and intensity of a symphonic orchestra toward an unforgettable experience!

Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
(Brass Quintet & Piano)

An American in Paris
George Gershwin
(Brass Quintet)

I’ve Got Rhythm    
George Gershwin
(Brass Quintet & Piano)

Cuban Overture
George Gershwin
(Brass Quintet & Piano)

Summertime                                   
George Gershwin
(Brass Quintet)

 

3 Preludes
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
(Brass Quintet & Piano)

West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
(Brass Quintet)

4. The Planets

Brass Quintet & Organ

Tackling Gustav Holst’s iconic symphonic work, the quintet takes us on a majestic interplanetary voyage that sounds amazingly orchestral, including by uniting with the full, roaring power of an organ. Enhancing Buzz Brass’s already impressive palette and expressive dynamics, the combination of these six instruments makes for an enthralling performance that is sure to be remembered!

Optional narration and visual projection
Buzz illustrates its interpretation of The Planets through the projection of breathtaking images related to the planets that are the subject of Holst’s magnificent work. This riveting show explores the far reaches of the Solar System in seven fascinating video clips. Images are supported by the reading of a text by Pierre Chastenay, astronomer and lecturer in science at the Université du Québec à Montréal, public speaker, author, and host of the science show Le Code Chastenay on the Télé-Québec network.

La Péri— Fanfare
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
(Brass Quintet)

Danse macabre        
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
(Organ)

The Sorcerers Apprentice
Paul Dukas
(Brass Quintet and Organ)

The Planets
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
(Brass Quintet and Organ)

  • Mars, the Bringer of War
  • Venus, the Bringer of Peace
  • Mercury, the Winged Messenger
  • Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  • Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
  • Uranus, the Magician
  • Neptune, the Mystic
Video gallery
Famous Inspirations
Inspirations

Images captured during the recording of the album Inspirations.

Victor Ewald - Quintet No. 3 - III Andante

Buzz Brass presents its wonderful new video for the captivating Andante from Victor Ewald’s Quintet No. 3, featured on their recent album Inspirations. The musicians can hope for the award of Best Supporting Actors at the 2021 Oscars! Enjoy!

Claude Debussy - The Girl With The Flaxen Hair
The Planets / Buzz Salutes Gershwin / Buzz Beat / Variations / Famous Inspirations

An overview of different concerts performed by Buzz Brass over the years.

The Planets
The Planets (Uranus)
The Planets (Mars)
Buzz Salutes Gershwin
Christmas à la Buzz Brass