Ensemble in Residence
The Brass Roots
An exciting addition to the musical community at ELPC is our new resident brass ensemble, The Brass Roots. Made up of some of Pittsburgh’s finest young brass players, The Brass Roots will be featured on two of the Cathedral Concerts, as well as during the 11:00 am Sunday worship service on six Sundays throughout the year.
A collection of Western Pennsylvania’s finest brass musicians, The Brass Roots is committed to translating the experience of the symphony hall to the more intimate setting of chamber music through dynamic musicianship and innovative programming. Quickly becoming a Pittsburgh favorite, The Brass Roots is noted for the brilliance and power of their sound.
The genesis for The Brass Roots was born out of the relationship of four friends and colleagues who had collaborated extensively while pursuing graduate degrees at Carnegie Mellon University. Representing a new entrepreneurial generation of musicians, Henry Attaway, Jonathan Speek, Chris Pearlberg, and David Gardner set out to build an organization that would showcase the tremendous brass talent found in Pittsburgh and help to reshape the role of music in the community. To accomplish this feat, they successfully recruited some of the most capable musicians in the Steel City.
The Brass Roots will be playing during the 11:00 am Sunday worship service six times throughout the 2014-2015 season: September 7, 2014, November 2, 2014, December 22, 2014, February 15, 2015, April 15, 2015 (Easter), and May 24, 2015.
December 19, 2014 – Christmas with the Brass Roots and Organ
May 17, 2015 – The Brass Roots and Organ in Concert