(Posted January 24, 2024)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Canadian Brass, a quintet known for its uniquely engaging stage presence and audience rapport, will perform Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Open to the public, this performance will take place at the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Juniata College.   

Founded in 1970 by friends Chuck Daellenbach and Gene Watts, Canadian Brass members are masters of concert presentations. Each performance shows the full range from Baroque chamber music rooted in 17th-century Europe to new compositions and arrangements created especially for the quintet—all with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity, and fun, but never at the expense of the music.   

“Juniata College is excited to share this event through our Juniata Presents Performing Artist Series,” said Kathryn Blake, director of the Juniata College Museum of Art and Juniata Presents coordinator. Each year we present a unique mix of music, dance, spoken word, and multi-form events that expand our appreciation of the diversity of human expression. We enthusiastically welcome the public to our campus to share in these experiences.” 

With a discography of over 130 albums and an extensive worldwide touring schedule, Canadian Brass is an important pioneer in bringing brass music to mass audiences everywhere. Touring legends with an enthusiastic fan base, the Canadian Brass plays to packed houses everywhere throughout the USA, Canada, Japan, China, and Europe and has toured Australia, the Middle East, South America, and the former Soviet Union. On numerous occasions, the Canadian Government has invited Canadian Brass to play for visiting heads of state, becoming one of Canada’s greatest resources and musical ambassadors.  

Education plays a vital role in the story of Canadian Brass, and each member is uniquely attuned to train the next generation of players. On their travels worldwide, they often pause for masterclasses and are happy to work with students and young audiences. Canadian Brass was Chamber Quintet-in-Residence for many years at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, and has created an innovative brass summer course at the Eastman School of Music. Their education support is also clearly viewed in their outreach and interaction with El Sistema, Venezuela’s acclaimed global music education program.  

Advance tickets are highly recommended. For tickets or to learn more about Juniata Presents events, visit www.juniatapresents.com. General admissions tickets are $20; seniors over 65 and students are $12. All tickets are held at will-call. 

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.