An exhibition of historic brass instruments has opened at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University.
The display is featured in the Dresser Foundation Gallery of European and American Paintings at the arts center.
The instruments, on loan from local collectors, highlight the work of famous makers such as the C.G. Conn Co., Selmer, Adolphe Sax, and Moses Slater. Isaac Spaeth, owner of Windworks Instrument Repair in Olean, brought the instruments, from various collectors, to the Quick Center.
Spaeth has restored many of the pieces on exhibit.
“I cannot think of doing anything better than bringing these 100-plus-year-old instruments back to life, and letting them be heard again,” Spaeth said.
Spaeth will give a gallery talk about the instruments at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5.
The collection is on display through Sunday, Nov. 15.
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