Canadian Brass Performs in Baltimore for One Night Only, March 21
Popular brass quintet returns to the Meyerhoff after rave reviews
Baltimore, Md. (February 26, 2009) – Audience favorite Canadian Brass returns to Baltimore for a special performance on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The program will include music by Bach, Gabrieli, Barber and others, all of which have made the brass quintet widely celebrated amongst diverse audiences. Please note: the BSO does not perform on this program. See below for complete program information.
With their high-spirited blend of virtuosity and musical humor, the Canadian Brass quintet has a long history of recording and performing classical repertoire. Organized in 1970, the “fabulous five” have become a Canadian trademark with more than 60 recordings and guest appearances on such shows as The Tonight Show and Entertainment Tonight. Over the course of 37 seasons, the group has toured with many major symphony orchestras, gaining a large following. The Washington Post reports, “Canadian Brass is the world's leading brass ensemble. These are the men who put brass music on the map.”
About Canadian Brass
The virtuosi of Canadian Brass have made the brass quintet an exciting vehicle for serious concert music. The quintet—having just celebrated its 37th season—has a long history of recording classical repertoire. They have a special affinity for Baroque music, which requires the brilliance and musical structure that has become the Canadian Brass’ trademark.
The Canadian Brass sprang from modest and highly experimental roots in Toronto, Ontario, in 1970. The brass quintet was not established as a serious concert ensemble at that time, and it proved an irresistible challenge to Gene Watts and Chuck Daellenbach. Their imagination and consummate musicianship eventually elevated the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.
Thanks to their pioneer status, the quintet developed a unique character and rapport with audiences that proved so successful that it has been emulated by many other ensembles. Canadian Brass master the gamut of concert presentations—from formal classical concerts to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. No matter what the style, the music is central and performed with utmost dedication and excellence.
The "fabulous five" spend most of their time on tour, and have performed with many major symphony orchestras in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. They have gained a large international following of their solo performances that offer a large variety of musical styles.
COMPLETE PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Special Presentation: Canadian Brass
Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Joe Burgstaller, trumpet
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Jeff Nelsen, horn
Eugene Watts, trombone
Charles Daellenbach, tuba
Please note: the BSO does not perform on this program.
Tickets for this concert range from $30 to $60. Tickets are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.