Emmy and Allison will be presenting the Gardner & Watkins Atrium Recitals at the National Women's Music Festival in Madison, WI (July 6th - 9th, 2023). While Allison is unable to perform on horn currently, the duo will still be able to represent - including premiering some new, original selections. 

Past Appearances

The Firefly Brass Duo presented the same program of music from their performance at the International Women's Brass Conference (Texas, May of 2022) at the National Women's Music Festival in Madison, WI - July of 2022. 

Repertoire once again featured "Melodies from Near and Far" that Emmy and Allison had commissioned, written themselves, or had been written or arranged by friends. For the NWMF all music presented needed to be written by female composers. Thankfully, not many changes were needed to make that happen.

Those who attended the public FBD recital in Wauwatosa had a chance to hear it, first-hand (program pictured). 

“A concert that proved brass can ‘blast’ but also provide tender ballad-like music.” 

Patrick Boyer of Muskego, WI

Event Photos

"I felt an approachable atmosphere immediately when Emmy and Allison were doing their pre concert talk, then what followed was wonderful chamber music in an outdoor venue. The beautiful setting gave me a chance to listen with focus while the performance note breaks gave a light hearted feel, including comedic skits! Then, the final highlight was having treats afterwards and being able to chat with the performers and other guests!" 

- Mike Neumeyer of South Milwaukee, WI