The Canadian Brass Returns to Center for the Arts for Holiday Program

Posted: December 8, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Returning for their annual concert of holiday music from “Rudolph” to the “Christmas Song” and from the winter solstice to Hanukkah, the members of the Canadian Brass quintet will don their signature white sneakers and take to the stage at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m.

Now in its 34th season, the Canadian Brass consists of Joe Burgstaller, trumpet; Stuart Laughton, trumpet; Jeff Nelsen, French horn; Gene Watts, trombone; and Chuck Daellenbach, tuba. The group’s more than 50 recordings to date include works by Purcell, Vivaldi, Gabrieli, Pachelbel, Beethoven, and Wagner. With ebullient, audience-friendly concerts, they have made the brass quintet an exciting vehicle for serious concert music.

Spending most of its time on tour, the quintet has performed with many major symphony orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, and has gained a large international following of its solo performances.

An artistic discussion begins 45 minutes prior to the concert on the hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $44, $36, and $22. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit The performance is sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

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