Canadian Brass Performs Holiday Show Saturday

Posted: December 7, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In its 31st season of performing, the Canadian Brass has become the standard by which the brass quintet is judged. Returning for the holidays, the Brass performs traditional and not-so-traditional Yuletide compositions on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. A pre-performance discussion begins at 7:15 p.m. on the hall’s Grand Tier.

The Canadian Brass–Ryan Anthony, trumpet; Joe Burgstaller, trumpet; Jeff Nelsen, French horn; Eugene Watts, trombone; and Charles Daellenbach, tuba–has long been successful at developing rapport with audiences around the globe and mastering a wide range of concert presentations, from classical programs to music accompanied by dialogue and theatrical effects.

The Brass spend most of their time on tour, appearing with major symphonies and transcribing, arranging, and commissioning works as well. Concerned with music’s next generation, the ensemble conducts master classes and its members are currently the quintet-in-residence at the University of Toronto and chamber quintet-in-residence at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Tickets are $42, $34, and $21. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit

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