Symphony Series: Canadian Brass
Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 3pm
Canadian Brass (known for their unique performance attire of formal black suits with white running shoes) has gained an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today. Their repertoire ranges from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them – from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun – but never at the expense of the music:
Whatever the style, the music is central and performed with utmost dedication, skill and excellence.
Galliard Battaglia - Scheidt
Selections from L’Orfeo - Monteverdi/arr. Ridenour
Little Fugue in G Minor - Bach/arr. Romm
Selections from “Brahms on Brass”
Carnival of Venice - Traditional
Beale Street Blues - Handy/arr. Henderson
Amazing Grace - Traditional/arr. Henderson
Selections from Porgy and Bess - Gershwin
Tribute to Beatles - Lennon & McCartney/arr. Dedrick
Please note: This performance will feature the Canadian Brass only and does not include Symphony musicians.
Did you know?
Tuba player Chuck Daellenbach is a founding member of Canadian Brass, which was formed in 1970.
In 1977 Canadian Brass was the first Western musical group to tour China after the death of Mao (watch an interview here)
Achilles Liarmakopoulos is only the third trombonist to play for the group since its founding.
Canadian Brass performs on 24-karat gold-plated Canadian Brass Collection instruments and is an exclusive Opening Day recording artist.
Canadian Brass recordings are available at canadianbrassstore.com.
Canadian Brass appears by arrangement with IMG Artists, 7 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019; phone: 1-212-994-3500.