October 23, 2016
On Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 2016 we had a spectacular performance by the Canadian Brass! There wasn't an empty seat in the church. Their talent for performing as well as their great choreographic feats, while performing, made for a very entertaining afternoon. What a special concert that was!
After the concert the musicians met with HS students from Rhinebeck and Red Hook and offered inspiring advice. Members of the Bard Conservatory of Music, as well as members of the TON Ortchestra were sitting spellbound in the audience. The reception after the concert gave everyone a chance to mingle with the very friendly and gracious musicians. A great time was had by all!
The game-changing brass quintet Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, so the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society was very excited to bring this ensemble to the Hudson Valley!
The first brass ensemble to tour China and the first to play the main stage at Carnegie Hall, they are almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.
The varied Canadian Brass repertoire features brass standards as well as a wide-ranging library of original arrangements created especially for them and by them. These include the works of Renaissance and Baroque masters, classical pieces, contemporary compositions, marches, holiday favourites, ragtime, Dixieland, Latin, jazz, big band, Broadway tunes and religious music as well as popular songs and standards.
Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder, tuba legend and business specialist Chuck Daellenbach plus four of the next generation’s top brass stars—Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Bernhard Scully (horn). Beyond their unbelievable technical skills and musicality, each player possesses the creativity, good humour and genuine love of performing that has become the hallmark of Canadian Brass.
Exclusive artists for Conn-Selmer Musical Instruments, the five play on state-of-the-art 24K gold-plated Artisan Bach and Conn horns, hand crafted in the USA.
When not on stage, you can find the members busy behind the scenes, exploring new frontiers in the world of music performance and keeping up with fans via the Canadian Brass YouTube Channel, Facebook, Twitter (@CanadianBrass), Flickr and their website, CanadianBrass.com.
Canadian Brass records exclusively for Opening Day Entertainment.