Holiday music can come in many forms. There are the popular sung interpretations, jazz collaborations and the undeniable beauty of a collection of instruments within the same family. In this case that would be the soothing sounds of a brass quintet. Held at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center of the Arts, successful quintet Empire Brass stops by to share their renditions of the sounds of the season and hopefully make their audience’s holiday season just a little bit better than usual.

            Empire Brass enjoys an international reputation as North America’s finest brass quintet, renowned for brilliant virtuosity. For this holiday concert, The Sound of Christmas, Empire Brass is joined by acclaimed vocalist Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria & Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. The five musicians of the Empire Brass - all of whom have held leading positions with major American orchestras - perform over 100 concerts a year in cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, London, Zurich and Tokyo.

With their best-selling recordings on the Telarc label they have introduced an even larger audience worldwide to the excitement of brass music that ranges from Bach and Handel to jazz and Broadway. They are the first brass ensemble to win the prestigious Naumberg Chamber Music Award. On network television, the Empire Brass has been featured on CBS's Good Morning America, NBC's Today Show and Sunday Today and PBS's Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. It is a regular guest on commercial and public radio networks nationwide, performing on programs such as St. Paul Sunday Morning, Traditions and NPR's Performance Today.

For more information about this event, including ticket prices, discounts, parking and showtimes visit http://ferstcenter.gatech.edu/plugins/shows/index.php?id=518 .

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