Made up of some of the Boston area’s most talented and active musicians, the Redline Brass Quintet is quickly growing to be one of the most exciting groups to see on stage and in the classroom.
A collection of unique personalities with sensitive musicianship, the Redline Brass met while diligently studying at the New England Conservatory of Music. Inspired to continue rewarding musical experiences together, the group accepted a fellowship in the Community Outreach program at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There, they trained rigorously with former Empire Brass (and Boston Symphony) Trombonist, Norman Bolter and earned an Artist Diploma for their contribution to the Longy community. In recognition of their “skill and artistry in engaging audiences of all ages and contexts”, RBQ was awarded the first President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Artistry from the Longy School of Music (of Bard College).
In only a few years, the Redline Brass Quintet has performed numerous recitals, been featured in Longy's Family Concert Series at Pickman Hall, and premiered several brand new works for brass quintet (with more on the way). Collaborations have included six new works from the Boston Composer's Coalition, a premiere of John Morrison’s Conquest of Cold, and most recently, a performance at the PARMA New Music Festival in Portsmouth, NH for winner of PARMA Records’ composer competition, Michael Mikulka’s To Throw.
RBQ has worked together with the Discovery Ensemble, North End Music Performing Arts Center, Groupmuse, Longy, and more to bring music into schools throughout Boston, Roxbury, Allston, Somerville, and Jamaica Plain. Kids of all ages have enjoyed the music of Leonard Bernstein, creating their own unique characters and stories every show! Between performing innovative educational outreach programs like Bravo Bernstein! and blazing new trails in the brass quintet repertoire, RBQ continues to push the boundaries of what it means to be a complete musician in the 21st century.
Redline seeks to bring artful performances that incorporate an element of active engagement to a wide range of audiences. In our performances and workshops, we strive to demonstrate that all great music, no matter the style or when it was written, can be relevant and interesting to any audience. In addition, we aim to further the medium of brass quintet though the commissioning and performance of new works.