LEGENDS Available Now, and Coming Soon to Stage!
The compositions featured on Legends are absolutely essential to appreciating the Canadian Brass legacy. The group virtually invented the “double brass quintet” in the early ’80s with their guests, the Berlin Philharmonic Brass. They went on to record and perform with the Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra brass sections. Combining music which represents several centuries of the highest musical art tradition along with the performers who have made a significant contribution to the Brass’ cultural heritage has produced Legends.
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The Brass has for many years invited guests to perform alongside them for recordings and concerts, starting with the New York Philharmonic Brass (1983 in Ottawa onstage at the National Arts Centre even before Joe Alessi and Warren Deck had joined the Philharmonic!). Then came a 1984 Sony recording made in Germany with the Berlin Philharmonic Brass, followed by a decade of concerts and recordings on Sony and BMG and Decca labels with both the New York Philharmonic brass and the Boston Symphony Orchestra brass. Suddenly we looked up and realized that it was time to make a recording expanded to ten with our own “alumni” – joining Gene, Joe, Brandon, Jeff and Chuck are former members and colleagues establishing the dectet Canadian Brass Ensemble as heard in Legends. To celebrate the release of this recording we are performing several concerts this July including the prestigious Ravinia (Chicago) and Interlochen venues. Hope to see a lot of our friends and fans then. View the July concert dates here.