Center for the Arts Welcomes Back the Canadian Brass on Sunday

Posted: December 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Canadian Brass takes the stage like a parade up Bourbon Street, high-top sneakers poking fun at their classical roots, never letting their humor belie an abundance of talent and virtuosity. This year’s annual holiday performance, at the Center for the Arts on Sunday at 7 p.m., features all the hallmarks of a brass concert–laughter, consummate entertainment, jazzed-up seasonal tunes, and tender holiday favorites. An artistic discussion for ticket holders begins at 6:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier of the Concert Hall.

Their talents are abundant. Though they play with wit and theatricality, their arrangements are always challenging. The Canadian Brass has been called “some of the most talented musicians around,” by The Plain Dealer. The quintet began modestly in 1970 as a “serious” concert ensemble. They quickly developed the unique character and camaraderie with their audiences that are their trademarks. Always eager for an expanding musical realm, they currently present works in the classical repertoire, jazz, contemporary concert music, and popular songs, as well as transcribe, arrange, and commission new works.

Tickets range from $44 to $22. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit

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