Civic Music Association presents the Canadian Brass

Civic Music Association presents Canadian Brass Holiday Concert with special appearance by Heartland Youth Choir
Civic Music Association proudly presents the legendary Canadian Brass as they perform Holiday favorites on Saturday, December 7, 2013. One of the most popular brass ensembles of today, Canadian Brass entertains with talent, spontaneity and comic relief. Canadian Brass will be joined, onstage, by the Heartland Youth Choir, directed by Barbara Sletto.
“Members of the Canadian Brass published several wonderful arrangements of songs for children’s choir and brass that I have been conducting for the past 20 years. It will truly be an honor to have the Heartland Youth Choir perform these pieces with the Canadian Brass. Thank you CMA!” ~Barbara Sletto, Heartland Youth Choir Director
Canadian Brass includes original member Chuck Daellenbach on tuba, Achilles Liarmakopoulos on trombone, Eric Reed on horn, and Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti on trumpets. Canadian Brass just released their CD, Christmas Time is Here, including arrangements of O Tannenbaum, Christmas is Coming and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Prior to the concert, Civic Music Association will host a Family Holiday Event featuring ornament making, cookie decorating, Holiday tunes by Des Moines Symphony Academy Honors Brass Quintet, and a visit from Santa Claus. This event is FREE with concert ticket, located in Levitt Hall (upstairs and next to Sheslow Auditorium) and goes from 6-7 pm.
Canadian Brass
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
7:30 pm Curtain
LIMITED Tickets available thru or call 515.280.4020 – Majority of remaining tickets are located in the balcony as only single seats remain on main floor. (At time of press, 130 tickets available).
Workshop with Canadian Brass
FREE and open to the public
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
1:00 pm
As part of Civic Music Association’s Partners in Music Education Programs and in conjunction with Drake University’s Honor Band Festival, Canadian Brass will offer a fast-paced tour of their music and musical lives through an interactive workshop. The artists will move through renaissance, romantic, contemporary classic, classical, jazz and pop in the space of several minutes, to show how much music has evolved, and how many different types of music are out there. Canadian Brass intersperse the musical demonstrations with anecdotes from life on the road.
The session will conclude with a ‘Q & A’ segment and a show-stopping finale intended to reinforce the idea that playing, over all, should be fun. This Workshop is FREE and open to the public.
Tickets ($48, $38, $30 and $20) to the concert can be purchased at Midwestix ( or by calling the Civic Music Association office at 515.280.4020. Discounts are available for students prior to the concert, or a $10 student rush ticket can be purchased the evening of the show (based on availability.)
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