Trio di Velluto – Brass Trio
Join us for the Trio di Velluto (Brass Trio) on Monday, May 10 at 7pm in the Kinnison Hall of the Whitney Center for the Arts.
This concert is free and open to the public.
The Trio di Velluto was officially formed in 2015 as a subgroup of the Henderson State University Faculty Brass Quintet. Members Dr. Todd Cranson (tuba), Dr. Amy Laursen (horn), and Dr. Jamie Lipton (euphonium) commissioned Italian composer Corrado Maria Saglietti to write a trio for the new ensemble in 2016, and the group took their name from the resulting piece, which they premiered at the 2017 Northwest Tuba Euphonium Regional Conference in Pullman, WA. Since then, the trio has commissioned new pieces from Barbara York, Mark Scott, Anna Segal, and Marie Antionette Douglas. They have performed at the Mid-South Horn Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas in 2018, The International Women’s Brass Conference at Arizona State University in 2019, and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference at the University of Iowa in 2019. The trio has also toured across the southern and upper mid-western United States and Michigan. Drs. Cranson and Laursen, who married in 2016, are currently faculty members at the University of South Dakota, while Dr. Lipton remains on the faculty of Henderson State University.