We’re profiling the members of the da Capo Brass ensemble! Yesterday we introduced you to Steve Sutton, and today we introduce horn player Mary Pritchett Boudreault!
Mary Pritchett Boudreault, horn
Hailing from Boone, North Carolina, Mary Pritchett Boudreault is a founding member of the chamber ensembles Relevents Wind Quintet and da Capo Brass. As a chamber musician, Ms. Boudreault has been a featured performer on multiple concert series including the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild and the Triad Chamber Music Society. Ms. Boudreault has performed as the principal horn for the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Carolina Chamber Symphony, Charlotte Philharmonic, and the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. She regularly performs with the North Carolina, Roanoke(VA), Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Salisbury, and Western Piedmont Symphonies, and has toured extensively with the New England Symphonic Ensemble and the internationally acclaimed Mannheim Steamroller. She has performed in conjunction with professional conferences including the International Horn Symposium, the Southeast Horn Workshop, the North American Saxophone Alliance, and the Society of Composers, Inc. Her professional memberships include the International Horn Society, the College Music Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda. She is on faculty at Winston Salem State University and High Point University. Ms. Boudreault holds the Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
da Capo Brass
“From the Beginning” to a Glorious End
In keeping with Delos’ founding principle of showcasing exceptional American artists, here is an auspicious debut recording from da Capo: a superb North Carolina-based brass quintet. Musicians will immediately pick up on the album’s title, “From the Beginning” (English for the musical term “da Capo”).
And who wouldn’t thrill to the majestic sound of a crack brass ensemble? This instrumental family’s unique sonorities – ranging from the trumpet’s clarion brilliance to the French horn’s mellow tones –can’t be beat for music of noble pomp or stirring glory – not to mention material of a more humorous nature. And, given the brasses’ distinctively varied tonal qualities, what better way to pick apart more complex music like a Bach fugue?