Canadian Brass is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre for a holiday concert, presented by Tuesday Musical on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
The brass quintet is known worldwide for entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and fun — but never at the expense of the music.
Canadian Brass was created in 1970 by tubist Chuck Daellenbach. Now, one of the world’s most famous brass ensembles with a discography of more than 130 albums, Canadian Brass is hailed as an important pioneer in bringing brass music to audiences everywhere. It plays to packed houses throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. It has also toured Australia, the Middle East, the Soviet Union and South America.
The first brass ensemble from the West to perform in the People’s Republic of China, it was also the first to take the main stage at Carnegie Hall.
Famous for wearing sneakers while performing, the ensemble features Daellenbach, Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Jeff Nelsen (horn).
Seating is limited to the orchestra section in order to create a more intimate concert experience. Tickets are $45, $40 and free for all students of any age. They are available in advance at www.tuesdaymusical.org or 330-761-3460, and at the door that evening if seats are still available.
The Akron Civic Theatre is located at 182 S. Main St., Akron.