By Adrienne M. Combs, Deputy Public Affairs OfficerMay 13, 2010
The U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet, an element of The U.S. Army Band Aca,!A"PershingAca,!a,,cs OwnAca,!A? from Ft. Myer, VA, performed with The Russian National Orchestra, The Russian National Orchestra Brass Quintet and The Russian Army Band in Moscow, Russia, April 27 - May 7, 2010.
The Brass Quintet performed a series of concerts and events in Moscow and St. Petersburg that commemorated the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War, and paid tribute to war veterans.
A Trumpet Master Class was held on April 26 by Sgt. Maj. Dennis Edelbrock and a concert of American Music by The United States Army Brass Quintet at Moscow Conservatory.
On May 4, a premiere of a new requiem with narration, at the Moscow Art featured the Russian National Orchestra and the Brass Quintet conducted by Teodor Currentzis.
A Concert of the Russian Army Band was held on May 5 at Dom Muziki with two brass quintets and vocal soloists, featuring the world premiere of A Tribute to the Greatest Generation, a medley of popular American wartime songs, arranged by Master Sgt. Matthew Niess.
On May 6, The Russian National Orchestra Brass Quintet and The U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet played exhibition opening music at the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 in Moscow.
A final concert was held on May 7 honoring War Veterans of St. Petersburg by Two Brass Quintets at Great Hall of St. Petersburg Conservatory.