The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s brass section has been venerated as one of the finest in the country for the last twenty-five years. These musicians hail from all corners of the United States and were selected to be a part of this long-standing tradition of excellence by way of audition and a panel of ASO Brass alongside the Music Director. They have worked tirelessly as a team to maintain the highest standards of brass playing throughout their careers and to unify their sounds into a beautiful array of colors.
This winter they will bring to you some of the best arrangements of holiday and symphonic music written specifically for brass ensemble and percussion. Program highlights will include selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Bruckner’s Ave Maria, traditional holiday chorales, and several standards from the symphony orchestra repertoire. It will be an evening of delightful music and great brass playing, not to be missed!
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Movements from Nutcracker Suite
Anton Bruckner, Ave Maria
Dmitri Shostakovitch, Festive Overture
Richard Strauss, Also Sprach Zarathustra & Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare
Domenico Gabrieli, Canzon Duodecimi Toni & In Ecclesiis
G.F. Handel (arr. Travis Miller), For Unto Us a Child Is Born
G.F. Handel (arr. Anthony DiLorenzo), Joy to the World
Eric Whitacre (arr. Travis Miller), Alleluja
arr. Roger Harvey, Adeste Fidelis & Coventry Carol & Fantasy de Noel
Leroy Anderson (arr. Travis Miller), Sleigh Ride
John Rutter, Ding Dong Merrily on High
Engelbert Humperdinck (arr. Roger Harvey), “Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel
Presented by Friends of Cathedral Music