The Canadian Brass is the ultimate “numbers” music as well as popular songs and standards. In black tuxedos and white running shoes, this performing arts ensemble dresses with international flair, tailored to their hallmark of game. What other brass quintet can boast over pure entertainment! 60,000 online followers, 7,000 live appearances, Location, Location, Location 132 releases and millions of television viewers? Television appearances include The Tonight Show, Today and Entertainment Tonight. They are featured guest artists of Evening at the Pops with John Williams and the Boston If you have ever heard a recording of a brass Pops, Beverly Sills’ Music Around the World and numerous PBS specials. For forty years, quintet performing Christmas Carols then you they have spanned the globe, presenting performances that have a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Most recently finishing their 4-week tour of have heard The Canadian Brass. Meet the Artists Legendary Chuck Daellenbach, co-founder of Canadian Brass in 1970, continues to play a key role in all the group’s groundbreaking projects as he plays on his gold-plated and carbon bell tuba. Trumpeters Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti perform on their 24-karat gold-plated Bach trumpets. Bernhard Scully (horn) and Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) round out the Fab Five. All with exclusive agreements with the Conn-Selmer Corporation. They are the “Kings of Brass” as described by the Ottawa Citizen. “The world’s leading brass ensemble” by The Washington Post. “The rock stars of the classical music world!” as stated in the Telegraph-Journal (New Brunswick). “The Canadian Brass brings its usual polish and panache…that leaves you with no words, just the impression that you’re in the presence of superhuman musicianship,” exudes ClassicToday.com.
Infinite Musical Styles A traditional composition can transition into a Dixieland tune with the record breaking 600+ works that have been transcribed, arranged and commissioned specifically for The Canadian Brass. Their musical genre includes works of Renaissance and Baroque masters, Classical works, marches, ragtime, Dixieland, Latin, jazz, big band, Broadway and Christian
Asia, CB commemorated their historical cultural mission of 1977. Selected by then Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the ensemble was chosen and sent on a cultural mission as the first Western musicians allowed into China after the Cultural Revolution had suppressed Western art and music. Their newest album, Great Wall of China breaks into new territory, both musically and culturally.
Local Opportunity Boerne Performing Arts will open their fourth season with The Canadian Brass on Friday, January 30. Showtime is at 7:30pm at Boerne Champion Auditorium. At the time of publication, 222 seats remain for the event. Single ticket prices are $30-$40-$60 and $20 for students. Online ticket purchases (that you can print at home!) are available at BoernePerformingArts.com. Prefer to pick them up in person? Visit Boerne Convention and Visitors Bureau and/or Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce. Additional questions? Call 830-331-9079. What’s next for Boerne Performing Arts? The 2015 season will continue with The New Shanghai Circus on February 26, 2015 (family fun for everyone!) and Neil Berg’s 102 Years of Broadway on March 15, 2015. Boerne Performing Arts continues their tradition of presenting entertainment for everyone in the convenience of our own small town!