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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.
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.
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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