Canadian Brass Christmas comes to Miller Auditorium

Contact: Thom Cooper
Photo of muscians Canadian Brass holding their instruments and sitting on steps.

Canadian Brass (Photo by Bo Huang)

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Celebrate the holidays with Canadian Brass Christmas at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25.

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Now in its 47th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million of its approximately 100 albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is largely responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.

Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder, tuba legend and business specialist Chuck Daellenbach; trumpeters Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti; trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos; and hornist Bernhard Scully. Beyond their unparalleled musicality, each player possesses the creativity, good humor and love of performing that is the ensemble's hallmark.

In addition to a non-stop touring and recording schedule, Canadian Brass is continually innovating to expand the brass repertoire, satisfy and challenge a loyal fan base, and use new media to connect to audiences worldwide. They provide extensive educational outreach under the banners "Effortless Performance" and "Shape Your Musical Destiny," the latter which helps emerging musicians navigate the brave new world of self-production and promotion.

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 YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and


Part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series, Canadian Brass Christmas is welcomed by the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, Meijer, Pepsi and Seat n Sleep. Tickets are on sale now and range from $20 to $45. They can be purchased online at, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Groups of 10 or more can call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Thom Cooper at or (269) 387-2306.

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