Center for the Arts Presents Canadian Brass Christmas

Posted: November 17, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Center for the Arts audiences have been responding wildly over the last several seasons since the Canadian Brass artists have begun their annual pilgrimage to Fairfax for a celebration including winter music, Christmas favorites, Hanukkah tunes and other cherished compositions, both classical and popular.

Canadian Brass
Canadian Brass

A Canadian Brass Christmas returns to George Mason on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m.

On the road continuously since 1970, the Canadian Brass has carved out a niche of virtuosity and showmanship with tuba and trumpets, giving audiences “an exceptional performance full of dash and élan,” according to one review.

Past sold-out Canadian Brass Christmas performances at the Center for the Arts have included Luther Henderson’s “Celebration Overture,” selections from “The Nutcracker,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Paganini’s “Caprice No. 24 for Horn,” a selection of Hanukkah and other seasonal music and, of course, the popular holiday sing-along.

An artistic discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier of the Concert Hall. Tickets are $22 to $44. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit

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