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Guest Artist: Mirari Brass Quintet

October 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

Cost: see description
Mirari Brass Quintet

Master Class: 5:30-6:30pm

Admission is free. Brass players of any age and ability are encouraged to attend and observe.

Guest Artists Recital: 7:30-9:00pm

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors. Children, non-Boise State students of any age (with ID), and Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID are admitted free. All concert proceeds fund Boise State Music Scholarships.


  • Fire Dance, Anthony DiLorenzo
  • Come, Woeful Orpheus, William Byrd / trans. Frye
  • Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers, John Wilbye / trans. Frye
  • Elegy, Alex Noppe
  • String Quartet No. 1, Felix Mendelssohn/Arr. Reynolds
  • Dance, Wilke Renwick
  • Four Movements for Five Brass, Collier Jones
  • West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein/Arr. Gale
  • Escape, Kevin McKee

Engaging and eclectic, the Mirari Brass Quintet brings a spirit of joyful collaboration and innovation to music spanning many centuries and genres. The commissioners of multiple new works for brass, the group performs a spectacular tight-rope act, balancing intensity with levity and refined virtuosity with pure fun.

Now in its ninth season, Mirari has performed extensively across the United States, forging connections with audiences through lively and polished performances. The group has performed and presented outreach programs in 28 states on concert series presented by the Lakewood Cultural Center (CO), Fredericksburg Music Club (TX), the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association (CA), and Friends of Music at Emanuel (CT), as well as performing and having residencies at numerous universities, including Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Kentucky, Cornell University, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, and many more. The group has also travelled to China, performing concerts and presenting educational outreach programs in Beijing, Haerbin, Dalian, and Chongqing.

Since 2009, Mirari Brass has added nearly two dozen works to the brass quintet repertoire, with group members also contributing a number of arrangements and original compositions. Their debut album, Spires (2012), offers as its centerpiece Mirari’s commissioned work from Rome Prize winner and Guggenheim Fellow Eric Nathan, adventurously contextualized by works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as jazz standards re-imagined and transformed. In January 2018 Mirari released their second album, Renewed, Reused, and Recycled on Summit Records. The album is reflective of its title presenting mostly music that has been reimagined, refreshed, or rearranged for the Mirari Brass Quintet.

The Mirari Brass Quintet showcases its passion for music education through master classes, clinics, and performances with students of all ages. All collegiate music professors, the quintet members relish extended time to interact with young musicians. Presenting clinics on topics such as Fearless Performance, Yoga for Musicians, and Creative Improvisation, the Mirari Brass Quintet examines all aspects of life as an artist and helps to foster the development of complete musicians. ​

As a central tenet of the group, and by their name’s definition, all Mirari members share an admiration and respect for each other not only on stage and in music, but also in friendship.

  • Peyden Shelton, trumpet, University of Utah
  • Matthew Vangjel, trumpet, Louisiana State University
  • Jessie Thoman, horn, University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Sarah Paradis, trombone, Boise State University
  • Stephanie Frye, tuba, East Tennessee State University

Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3.00 per hour. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at the kiosk.