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Programming a concert takes a considerable amount of planning. The music is selected for its appeal to both the concert audience and the professional musicians who will be playing it. Programs are designed to include a wide variety of music; in style, period, mood, and source. This diversity is a match for the Menlo Brass Quintet's varied audience!

The Quintet makes a point of performing at least one original brass quintet piece in each concert, in addition to arrangements and transcriptions. Frequently, they perform music written or arranged specifically for the Menlo Brass Quintet.

Often, a concert is shaped around a theme that connects the musical selections in some way. For instance, the "Quintet of Centuries" concert presented on May 4, 2003, covered five centuries of musical history ― beginning with Cumulous Sanctus, a transcription of Renaissance sacred music circa 1500. The other pieces on the program advanced through the years and their concomitant musical styles until the present day, with Soliloquy for Brass, a contemporary piece scored for brass quintet.

The Quintet prefers to fill their concerts with music that is new to them ― often altogether new, freshly written, and publicly performed for the first time! Or, new in another sense, as either a composition or an arrangement not familiar to the players. Quite often, the audience will find that many of the pieces on the program are new to their ears as well, introducing an excitement and diversity to the concert experience. The Menlo Brass Quintet has developed a faithful following that anticipates the pleasure of discoveries at every concert.

Click on the links below to explore some of the Menlo Brass Quintet's past concert programs.

June 25, 2016 Concert of New Works
National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA), San Francisco Chapter
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April 15, 2016 Evening Concert "Cinematic Music"
Menlo.Church (MPPC)
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April 1, 2016 Friday Evening Concert Series
The Sequoias, Portola Valley
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December 12, 2015 iSing Girlchoir Holiday Concert
Mission Santa Clara
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December 4, 2015 Benefit Concert for the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary
Sunnyvale-Mountain View Corps
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October 3, 2014 Evening Concert
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
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June 6, 2014 Friday Evening Concert Series
The Sequoias - Portola Valley
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November 1, 2013 Evening Concert
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
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January 11, 2013 Friday Evening Concert Series
The Sequoias - Portola Valley
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June 1, 2012 Evening Concert
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
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November 4, 2011 Evening Concert
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
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October 28, 2011 Friday Evening Concert Series
The Sequoias - Portola Valley
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January 29, 2011 Evening Concert
The Forum at Rancho San Antonio
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November 12, 2010 Friday Evening Concert Series
The Sequoias - Portola Valley
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November 5, 2010 Evening Concert
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
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November 6, 2009 Evening Concert
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
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October 23, 2009 Friday Evening Concert Series
The Sequoias - Portola Valley
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October 24, 2008 Friday Evening Concert Series
The Sequoias - Portola Valley
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October 3, 2008 Evening Concert
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
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November 2, 2007 Evening Concert
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
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October 28, 2007 11 Centuries Around the World
First Baptist Church, Menlo Park
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July 12, 2007 Summer Concert:"Jazz Up the Shores"
Marlin Park, Redwood Shores
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July 4, 2007 Independence Day Concert
First Baptist Church, Menlo Park
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April 21 & 22, 2007 Spring Concert
(Campbell United Methodist, 4/21;
First Baptist Church of Menlo Park, 4/22)
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October 7, 2006 Arts at St. Bede's Concert
with Organ and Percussion
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May 7, 2006 Spring Diversity HTML PDF
May 7, 2006 Tribute to Johannes Brahms
Composer: John Blakelock
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October 1, 2005 Arts at St. Bede's Concert HTML PDF
July 3, 2005 Red, White, & Blues
Independence Day Concert
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March 6, 2005 Dances, Defenders & Dreams HTML PDF
July 3, 2004 God Bless America
Independence Day Concert
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February 8, 2004 Zelenka to Kamen HTML PDF
May 4, 2003 Quintet of Centuries HTML PDF
November 16, 2002 "A Simpler Life" CD Release Concert HTML PDF
April 28, 2002 A Simpler Life HTML PDF
January 9, 2000 New Millennium HTML PDF
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Contact the Menlo Brass Quintet

For concert information and bookings, please contact Dan Hallock:

  • Telephone
    • (650) 364-8413
  • Postal address
    • 927 Third Avenue
      Redwood City, California  94063-4004  U.S.A.
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