CLEMSON — For nearly 40 years, the members of Canadian Brass have impressed audiences throughout the world. The quintet will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.   

“Thanks to the group’s pioneering spirit, Canadian Brass has developed a unique character and rapport with audiences around the globe,” said Lillian Harder, director of the Brooks Center. “Masters of formal classical concerts and less-formal pop and jazz settings, the music is the centerpiece of any Canadian Brass concert, performed with the utmost dedication and excellence.”

Members of the ensemble are founders tuba player Chuck Daellanbach and trombonist Gene Watts, along with horn player Jeff Nelsen and trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti.

Millions of television viewers have seen Canadian Brass showcased on “The Tonight Show,” “Today” and “Entertainment Tonight.” They have appeared as guest artists on “Evening at Pops with John Williams and the Boston Pops,” “Beverly Sills’ Music Around the World” and numerous PBS specials.

Members of Canadian Brass serve as the chamber quintet in residence at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Calif., and conduct an innovative brass summer course at the Eastman School of Music.  

Tickets to Canadian Brass are $25 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets and information are available at or by calling the box office at 864-656-7787 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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