Join the Lamar Faculty Brass Quintet on Sunday, April 13, for an exciting, interactive concert with music from the Renaissance through today, including selections by Bach, Arutiunian, Farnaby and many others. This concert is presented by the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University.

 The quintet will perform at 3:00 p.m. in the Rothwell Recital Hall. Admission is free.

“This is something that’s never been done before at Lamar,” said Brian Shook, assistant professor of trumpet. “We want to build the audience’s connection to the music and bridge the gap between performer and audience to really get them involved. During the performance, audience members will be encouraged to go on Facebook and Twitter to discuss the concert, post photos and even research some of our numbers. In addition, there will other fun ways that they can be a part of the performance.”

Selections that will be performed include “Liberty Fanfare,” by John Williams; “Back Home in Indiana,” by Ballard MacDonald and James Hanley; “Armenian Scenes,” by Alexander Arutiunian; “Fancies, Toyes and Dreames,” by Giles Farnaby; “Scherzo for Brass Quintet,” by Karl Pilss; and “The Well-Tampered Bach,” arranged by Luther Henderson.

Shook and graduate student Jonathan Blake of Westlake, La., play trumpet in the quintet. Other members include Robert Culbertson, professor of horn, on the French horn; Russ Schultz, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, on trombone; and student Denzel Richard, of Beaumont, on tuba.

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music is located at 4400 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, in Beaumont. For more details, call 409-880-8144 or visit Also, be sure to follow the concert on Twitter at #LFBQinConcert.