Axiom Brass Ensemble



Sunday, November 19
The Art Institute of Chicago


Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear
and precise sound,” the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.” Axiom Brass is dedicated to enhancing the musical life of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians. Their commitment to education and their blend of virtuosic performances and dynamic teaching have inspired young audiences around the nation, earning the ensemble the 2011 Fischoff Educator Award.This season, Axiom continues its touring schedule across the United States and marks the release of two new albums: Astor, with original arrangements of Astor Piazzolla’s music, and the second installment of New Standards. During the 2016/17 season Axiom is premiering ten new commissions as a celebration of the ensemble’s 10th anniversary.

Program & Synopsis

Music from Brazil
Concert presented in collaboration with the Art Institute’s retrospective exhibit on the Brazilian artist, Tarsila do Amaral


Dorival Puccini Jr. – Trumpet
Kristofer Hammond – Trumpet
Melanie Kjellsen – Horn
Mary Tyler – Trombone
Kevin Harrison – Tuba

Fantasia e Rondó, Osvaldo Lacerda
I. Fantasia
II. Rondo

Bachiana Brasileira n.4 A 424, Heitor Villa-Lobos
I. Preludio (Introdução): Lento
arr. Dorival Puccini

Brazilian Landscapes, Liduino Pitombeira
I. Santo Antônio
II. Ingá

Axiom, Liduino Pitombeira
I. Bossa
II. Anton
III. Barcarola

Suite Brasileira, Fernando Lopes
I. Gedeão
II. Irrequieto
III. Renata
IV. Paulinho no Samba
V. Isac no Frevo


This concert explores the relationship between the Modernist Brazilian visual arts and musical movements.