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Postby Sasha Johnson » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:57 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know about our new brass quintet initiative. After 20 years, with the original membership, we are relaunching the Canadian brass quintet, the True North Brass with all new members.

The new members are Stéphane Beaulac of the Orchestre Métropolitain (formerly of the LA Phil), Karen Donnelly of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Julie Fauteux of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, David Pell of the National Ballet of Canada, and myself.

Predictably, our biggest challenge is scheduling, but we have managed to make our demo recordings, which can be heard here: The tracks of Fire Dance and Morning Song are the new group.

More information can be found at our website at, and I will try to post here as we have more news. Thanks for listening.

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Re: True North Brass

Postby bone-a-phone » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:09 pm

Congratulations! I love to hear stuff like this!

I have to admit, I was a little confused at first, until I realized that "relaunching the Canadian brass quintet" was not the same as "relaunching the Canadian Brass quintet".

Best of luck. I'll keep an ear out for you if you get south of the border sometime. Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: True North Brass

Postby Heavy_Metal » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:15 pm

Well done. I look forward to hearing more. Are you going to do a CD?
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