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 Community Outreach at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There, they trained rigorously with former Empire Brass (and BSO) 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). They have collaborated with the Boston Composer's Coalition and most recently performed a challenging new work by Mr. John Morrison, (written specifically for RBQ) titled Conquest of Cold ,
Currently, RBQ has been working together with the Discovery Ensemble to bring music into schools throughout Boston, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain. Kids of all ages have enjoyed the music of Leonard Bernstein, creating their own unique characters and stories every time! 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 musician.
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.