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Five tremendous brass musicians — each a virtuoso in his own right — form the legendary Canadian Brass. With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass performs brass standards as well as a wide-ranging library of original arrangements created especially for them, including the works of Renaissance and Baroque masters, classical works, marches, holiday favorites, ragtime, Dixieland, big band, Broadway, and popular songs and standards. This Thanksgiving-weekend concert is sure to start your holidays off with a bang. Canadian Brass came about when friends Chuck Daellenbach (tuba, the only original member still playing with the group) and Gene Watts (trombone) got together to form a brass quintet in 1970. At the time, brass quintets were not entirely new, but they had never garnered the huge success that Canadian Brass has since made possible. Masters of concert presentation — from formal classical concerts to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects — Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity, and, most of all, fun.
Added by umsmarket on July 21, 2011