|Saturday Dec 15 at the Cape May Convention Hall|
The Empire Brass enjoys an international reputation as North America’s finest brass quintet, renowned for its brilliant virtuosity and the unparalleled diversity of its repertoire. The five musicians – all of whom have held leading positions with major American orchestras – perform over 100 concerts a year in cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, London, Zurich and Tokyo. With their best-selling recordings on the Telarc label they have introduced an even larger audience worldwide to the excitement of brass music, ranging from Bach and Handel to jazz and Broadway. They are equally at home in the majestically antiphonal works that Gabrieli composed for St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice and the exuberant show-stopping tunes that Richard Rodgers and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote for the Broadway stage.
With a voice that critics have called “hauntingly clear” (New York Times), Elisabeth, along with the Empire Brass, “…will send a thrill of pleasure through your nervous system” (Boston Globe).
The highlight of the evening is a wonderful medley from The Sound of Music, wherein the guitar solo “Edelweiss” flows into an extraordinary rendition of “Stille Nacht.”