Friday, 23rd February 2018, 8.15 pm
Aula der Deutschsprachige Orientierungsschule
Avenue Général-Guisan 61a in Fribourg
Sunday, 4th March 2018, 5.00 pm
Reformed Church of Kerzers
Gloria by John Rutter with La Cantilène Choir
2nd April 2018, 5.00 pm
Church of Château d'Oex
7th April 2018, 8.00 pm
Church of St Pierre et Paul in Marly (FR)
Opus 5 Brass Quintet, which was founded by Bertrand Galley in May 2007, has a colourful repertory of chamber music that ranges from the Renaissance up through the contemporary period, and even includes jazz.
The rich and extensive span of Opus 5 Brass Quintet’s timbre has inspired musicians either to compose or to arrange musical numbers especially for their performance. These compositions let the musical ensemble explore fully the deep, warm registers of the trombone and of the tuba as well as the crystalline brilliance of the piccolo trumpet.
Mindful of the pedagogical needs of school children, Opus 5 Brass Quintet has specially designed programmes meant to encourage exposure to the fine world of classical music for youth audiences. Well-known actors and musicians take part in these educational performances. Of late, the group has performed such time-honoured work as Francis Poulenc’s Histoire de Babar le petit elephant, Sergey Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, and Camille Saint-Saën’s Carnaval des Animaux.
Opus 5’s vast programme fits the musical requirements of a large variety of social engagements, be they gala concerts, choir accompaniment, exhibition openings, …wherever harmony is called for.