UPDATED 2/15/2021:

The Historic Brass Society will host a Virtual Symposium entitled "Pond Life: Crosscurrents over the Atlantic" on May 24-26, 2021. The focus will be on the exchange and cross-pollination of ideas between Britain, Europe and the Americas, with topics including the development of the brass quintet; British Jazz and American influences; instrument designs and manufacturing; repertoire, composers, performers and publications; 19th-century performance practices. Scheduled events include a panel discussion on The Development of the Brass Quintet and Brass Chamber Music moderated by John Miller with Allan Dean, Ray Mase, John Wallace, Simon Hogg and others; a talk on The History and Development of British Dance Bands by Dr. James Nott (University of St. Andrews) with a livestreamed concert by the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra led by Richard Michael (jazz educator); Highlights of the Webb Collection and Brass Archives of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Arnold Myers, and a livestreamed concert by The Wallace Collection of original 19th-century small brass ensemble music played on period instruments from the RCS collections.

NEW: Registration will be free, although required for presenters or participants; details will be provided in March.

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immerThe HBS is pleased to announce Friedemann Immer as the recipient of the 2021 Christopher Monk Award. Immer is one of the greatest trumpeters of his generation and a key figure in the field of historically informed performance. Through his many concert performances, recordings, research, and teaching over a long career he has made an immeasurable contribution to the understanding of the instrument, the practices associated with it and its repertoires. His discography includes some 80 recordings, many of which were made under the auspices of the Trompeten-Consort Friedemann Immer. His efforts to further the historical trumpet literature include the "Edition Immer" series issued by Spaeth/Schmid. He becomes the twenty-sixth recipient of the award since it was founded in 1995.