American Brass Quintet to perform, teach at BGSU as Hansen artists

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The American Brass Quintet will visit Bowling Green State University today-Friday to present a free public concert and share their musical and professional wisdom as this year's artists in residence for the Dorothy E. and DuWayne H. Hansen Musical Arts Series. Their residency concludes with an 8 p.m. concert on Friday in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Now in its 50th year, the renowned quintet's current cast includes a connection to BGSU: Trumpeter Kevin Cobb's late father, Dr. Thomas Berry Cobb, was a longtime faculty member. In addition, as part of its residency the group will work with students at the Toledo School for the Arts, with whose founder, Martin Porter, Cobb studied trumpet. Porter is a BGSU alumnus and former director of public events for the College of Musical Arts.

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