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Brass Spectacular: Pictures at an Exhibition

13 April 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST


Many composers have wandered through Mussorgsky’s picture gallery, adding their own colours and musical personalities to the Russian composer’s exotic piano canvasses.

None is more spectacular than Elgar Howarth’s glittering transcription of the ten piano solos for 16 brass instruments and percussion.

Led by members of the Australian Brass Quintet, comprising Australia’s leading brass soloists, this mid-Autumn mid-morning promenade is sure to lift the roof off the South Melbourne Town Hall.

Performance followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the musicians.


  • LEDGER 2 Fanfares for brass
  • TAKEMITSU Day Signal (Signals from Heaven I)
  • TAKEMITSU Night Signal (Signals from Heaven II)
  • MUSSORGSKY (arr. HOWARTH) Pictures at an Exhibition


  • Australian Brass Quintet
  • ANAM Musicians


Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne
210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia