The Cosmopolitan Brass Quintet

The Cosmopolitan Brass Quintet has been performing public and private concerts and recitals for more than three decades.  Formed when the founding members were each studying at one of New York’s most prestigious conservatories of music, they have become well known for providing ceremonial music for weddings and academic proceedings.  The quintet is comprised of some of New York’s finest freelance musicians.  For booking information, visit the Contact Page on this site.

Richard Clymer


Mr. Clymer has appeared regularly with many of New York’s finest ensembles including the New York City Opera, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, Mostly Mozart, Opera Orchestra of New York, the NY Pops Orchestra and numerous Broadway Shows. He is currently principal trumpet with New Haven Symphony Orchestra and a member of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra.  Mr. Clymer is a Professor of Trumpet at Western Connecticut State University and the SUNY Purchase School of Music.

Alex Holton


Dr. Holton has played with many of the major orchestras and ensembles in the New York area.  He has been performing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1977. On Broadway Alex played lead trumpet for Sunset Boulevard and has played many other shows including An American in Paris, Billy Elliot, Les Miserable, Wicked and Mary Poppins.  Alex holds a Doctorate in Music Education from Columbia University.

Patrick Milando


Mr. Milando has performed extensively the world over.  He has performed with the New York Philharmonic on several international tours and has recorded over a dozen symphonic works with the orchestra.  With the Metropolitan Opera he has also toured internationally and has performed on many Live from the Met broadcasts.  He has performed with Sting, the Vienna Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of Paris, and the St. Petersburg Symphony.  Mr. Milando currently holds the First Horn chair at Disney's The Lion King on Broadway.

Stephen Shulman


As an active musician in the NYC area, Steve Shulman has played with the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra (CT) since 1983. In addition to symphonic work, Steve has performed in a variety of settings, including chamber music, Broadway shows, Radio City Music Hall, opera, big bands. During the summer Steve is principal trombonist for the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre.