May 2, 2012
Writer: Don Sparhawk
Pianist Josh Wright will perform at BYU-Idaho May 11, and the Mirari Brass Quintet will take the stage May 15. Both concerts will occur in the Barrus Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Josh Wright was the gold medalist at the 2010 Seattle International Piano Competition. He was also the first-prize winner of the 2010 American Protege International Competition of Romantic Music, and the second-prize winner of the 2011 Music Teachers National Association National Competition.
His self-titled album Josh Wright topped the Billboard Classical Traditional chart just three weeks after its release in April 2011.
Mirari Brass Quintet
Formed in 2009 by graduate students in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, the members of Mirari Brass Quintet have since departed Bloomington and now teach at universities in Minnesota, Louisiana, Indiana and Tennessee.
Their performances are programmed with music from a myriad of genres as to share something unique and exciting with listeners. Audiences can expect to hear works from the Renaissance to the contemporary, including Latin, jazz and music from across the world.
Tickets for Josh Wright are $10 for the general public and $5 for the BYU-Idaho community. Tickets for the Mirari Brass Quintet are $8 for the general public and $4 for BYU-Idaho. They are available online at www.byui.edu/tickets or from the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office at 496-3170.