North Central College President Harold R. Wilde will narrate when the Chicago Chamber Musicians brass ensemble performs some of the greatest holiday compositions Dec. 9 at the College.
The performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. As a special holiday offer, all tickets for this performance are now $5; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
The evening’s program consists of Isaac Posch’s “Two Galliards,” an Early Music Suite, Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, John Harbison’s Two Chorale Preludes for Advent and “Three Wise Men” (featuring Wilde as narrator) and a traditional performance of “Twelve Days of Christmas.” For a full program listing, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.
The performance will feature Chicago Chamber Musicians brass members Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer on trumpet, Gail Williams on horn, Matthew Gaunt on tuba and Michael Mulcahy on trombone. Cellist Clancy Newman and violinist Jasmine Lin will join the quintet for the performance.
Since its founding in 1994, the Chicago Chamber Musicians brass ensemble has established itself as one of the foremost interpreters of the brass quintet repertoire. Comprised of five of North America’s leading brass players, the ensemble presents spectacular performances of literature cornerstones.
Grammy-nominated and named 2007 Chamber Ensemble of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, Chicago Chamber Musicians has toured extensively and developed an international reputation for fresh, intimate and nuanced performances by musicians who consistently work together as an ensemble. Chicago Chamber Musicians has received two prestigious ASCAP/Chamber Music America Awards for Adventurous Programming and an ABBY Award for Arts Management Excellence from the Arts and Business Council of Chicago. Visit chicagochambermusic.org to learn more.
USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors of North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).