February 10, 2014

John Huggler’s Quintet for Brass Instruments closes out our February 21st program. Huggler taught for many years at UMass Boston as well as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brandeis University. He received two Guggenheim Fellowships and was composer in residence with the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1964-65. He also wrote several pieces for Boston Musica Viva. His first brass quintet is a splendidly quirky work and it is a shame that his music has lapsed into obscurity even here in Boston.