Green Wood Chamber Music Series
1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
We are pleased to once again present a diverse array of chamber music concerts at our second worship location, nestled in the ambient serene wooded area of our Green Wood Sanctuary. Admission to each concert is free with a goodwill offering provided to support these local musicians. A reception will follow each of these performances.
GREEN WOOD CHAMBER CONCERT:
Sunday, January 12 – 3:00 p.m. Green Wood
BrassTaps Duo is a tuba & percussion duo founded by Anthony DeMartinis and Evan Zegiel in 2016. DeMartinis and Zegiel have extensive experience performing from the Midwest to the Southeast United States, bringing their unique brand of chamber music to local venues, universities, and public schools. BrassTaps has commissioned multiple works for tuba and percussion duo and continues to seek out new and established composers for commissioning projects in order to expand the available repertoire for their combination of instruments.
Zegiel is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree at Michigan State University as a University Distinguished Fellow. He holds a Bachelor’s (Performance, Minor in Writing ’16) and Master’s (Performance, Chamber Music ’18) degree from the University of Michigan. He was also a first-year Tuba Fellow at the New World Symphony in the 2018-19 season. Zegiel frequently performs with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra and is a substitute tubist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Charlotte Symphony. In addition to his experience as an orchestral performer and chamber musician, Zegiel is also active as a composer. His works have been premiered at the Lancaster Festival (OH), the University of Michigan, Yale University, Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, among others. He has also won competitions as a soloist, including 1st place in both the Student and Artist Division competitions of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival. Zegiel has also performed alongside the Principal Brass of the New York Philharmonic and has attended Chautauqua Institution and Brevard Music Center’s summer music institutes.
DeMartinis’s performance experience lies primarily in chamber music, and he has participated in contemporary music festivals such as the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) and the Yarn/Wire Institute. DeMartinis was also a performer at the 2017 New Music Gathering at Bowling Green State University, and continues to remain active in new music circles. He holds a Bachelor’s (Performance ’16) and Master’s (Performance, Chamber Music ’18) degree from the University of Michigan.
Performing as BrassTaps, both Zegiel and DeMartinis are passionate about bringing new musical experiences to audiences and strive to program varied music with a focus on accessibility.