Meet the Players -- Two Rehearsal Clips from Chicago

Updated: Jun 25

Here are two short video clips of rehearsals by the brass quintet in the Crescendo Chamber Music Project -- Chicago Hub. The first is from Fanfare Quintet by Jennifer Higdon.

The next one is from Street Song by Michael Tilson Thomas.

The quintet players are

Mark Olsen, trumpet, has performed with many entertainers including: Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, Ce Ce Winans, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Michael McDonald, B.B. King, Roger Daltry, & David Foster.

He’s lead trumpet of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic & Chicago Jazz Ensemble.

Brian Reichenbach, trumpet, established himself as a versatile musician in the Chicago area for nearly twenty years. An avid chamber musician, Reichenbach has performed as a member of the International Chamber Artists, New Chicago Brass, and Lincoln Park Brass. He has also been a member of the Elmhurst Symphony and performed with ensembles including Chicago Sinfonietta, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Millar Brass, and Eurobrass. In the fall of 2021, Reichenbach joins the faculty at Lee University School of Music in Cleveland, Tennessee as Assistant Professor of Trumpet. Brian is also the Crescendo Hub Leader for Chicago.

Amy Kruger, horn, a Chicagoland native, is an active freelancer with frequent appearances in ensembles across the Midwest. She is the current principal horn of the Peoria Symphony, Acting Principal of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and third horn of the Des Moines Metro Opera. In addition, she is an active substitute with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and more.