WCU professor of trumpet P. Bradley Ulrich will be going on his ninth trip to Russia to teach and perform from Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Monday, Sept. 12.
Ulrich will perform on trumpet with the Fortress Brass Quintet, a group he founded in the fall of 2013. The ensemble will take the stage in St. Petersburg at the Petersburg Concert Hall, the Italian Palace and the Capella Hall. Each of the group members also will be performing solos with the Russian National Library orchestra, and they will join together to present an open-air concert in the Arts Square on Nevsky Prospect, the most famous street in St. Petersburg.
Each member of the quintet will present an individual master class at the renowned St. Petersburg Conservatory (Rimsky-Korsakov). Additionally, Ulrich will take part in a press conference for broadcast on Russian television.
Looking ahead to October, members of the Fortress Brass Quintet will unite at WCU for a free performance in the Coulter Building recital hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. While on campus, the group also will present clinics for WCU music students. Another item on the agenda is a trip to Tennessee to perform at Dobyns Bennett High School and Sullivan South High School, and a journey to Greenville, South Carolina, to give clinics and a recital at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.
For more information, contact Ulrich at 828-227-3274.