Three brass faculty members from the Bienen School of Music will perform with the National Brass Ensemble in a special concert at Symphony Center on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

Bienen School professor of horn Gail Williams, professor of trombone Michael Mulcahy, and lecturer of trombone Timothy Higgins are among the National Brass Ensemble’s 26 members, who hail from the most prestigious orchestras across the nation.

The 3 p.m. concert will feature a guest appearance by Chicago Symphony Orchestra Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti conducting Verdi overtures arranged for the ensemble. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit CSO.org.

The National Brass Ensemble’s forthcoming album “Gabrieli,” to be released in October, salutes the 1968 album “Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli.”

Watch a video previewing the album.


  • Michael Mulcahy
  • Timothy Higgins
  • Gail Williams
  • brass