Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12


students work with musicians-in-residence from Mirari Brass Quintet

The award-winning Mirari Brass Quintet performed at The Pennington School on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Engaging and eclectic, the Mirari Brass Quintet brings a spirit of joyful collaboration and innovation to music spanning many centuries and genres. The commissioners of multiple new works for brass, the group performs a spectacular tightrope act, balancing intensity with levity and refined virtuosity with pure fun. Through generous funding from Brenda Martini O'loughlin and Thomas O'loughlin P’19, The Pennington School brought this group to campus for three days as musicians-in-residence and shared the fun with the greater community by hosting a free, public concert on October 26 in Meckler Library. 

Founded in 2009, Mirari has performed extensively across the United States, forging connections with audiences through lively and polished performances. The group has performed and presented outreach programs in thirty states as well as held residencies at numerous universities including Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, Cornell University, SUNY-Potsdam, and many more. Mirari has also been featured at a number of major conferences and festivals including the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, the International Trombone Festival, and the International Trumpet Guild Conference. In 2017, the group made their first international trip to China, performing concerts and presenting educational outreach programs in Beijing, Haerbin, Dalian, and Chongqing.