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December e-Notes — A Holiday Treat!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Sure to make your spirits merry and bright, BURNING RIVER BRASS will present an evening of holiday music on Saturday, Dec. 17th.  A Civic Music favorite, the 12 member ensemble returns with a crowd-pleasing lineup of traditional carols, “Burning River Nutcracker”, and songs of the season.

Burning River Brass, based in Cleveland, Ohio, started when a group of friends, who just happened to be outstanding musicians, wanted to play together on a consistent basis. Within two years of its debut performance in 1996, the group was touring nationally.

In 1999 Burning River Brass recorded its first CD–Of Knights and Castles.  Met with great critical acclaim, it was followed by Russian Carnival in 2000 and Romanza Espana – Spanish Masterworks for Brass in 2004.  During the 2005 holiday season, Burning River Brass released its long requested Christmas CD – Christmas Around the World, followed by the 2008 release of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. CDs will be sold at the concert.

Burning River Brass has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today and Sunday Baroque as well as radio stations throughout the United States and abroad.

Burning River Brass:
Dec. 17, 2011–7:30 pm—Ralph Holter Auditorium, Green Bay West High School
General admission seating—doors open at 7:00
Tickets available online or in the lobby: $25 adults, $10 students

Reception at Titletown Brewing Company following the concert…
Meet and greet the performers and your concert-going friends. Complimentary snacks.

Need a gift for the music lover on your list? How about tickets for…
Burning River Brass,  Dec. 17th  A gift of holiday cheer. $25
Jitro, Czech Girl Choir,  March 3rd  A gift of youthful excellence. $25
Milwaukee Symphony Orchesta,  May 19th  A gift of Wisconsin’s finest. $35
Or the best deal of all, a 3-Concert mini-series for only $65.00
Student prices: $10 each concert, $25 for the series
For more information, call Civic Music at 338-1801.

May the songs of the season bring joy to your holidays
And may the strains of “peace on earth, goodwill toward all” be heard around the world.

Reception at Titletown Brewing Company following the concert…

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Meet and greet the performers and your concert-going friends after the Burning River Brass Saturday, December 17 at the Titletown Brewing Company and nibble on complimentary snacks. A big thanks to the Titletown Brewing Company for supplying the space and the snacks.
Location: Titletown Brewing Company, 200 Dousman St, Green Bay, WI

Your gift to Civic Music…

Monday, December 12th, 2011

An Endowment Fund has been created for Brown County Civic Music Association so that future generations may continue to enjoy the outstanding classical music that is our tradition. We know you have many personal choices for year-end tax deductions, so we are grateful for every gift we receive.

Donate online or download a printable pledge sheet from our Donate Page.

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Monday, December 12th, 2011

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Burning River Brass Program

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Program | Season Listing | Performers

– I –

O Come All Ye Faithful,  Traditional, arr. Roger Harvey

Christmas Around the World

Riu, Riu, Chiu, Traditional Villancico, arr. Roger Harvey
Joseph est bien Marié
, French Nöel, arr. Roger Harvey
, José I. Quinton (1881-1925), arr. Roger Harvey

Carols for the Queen

I Saw Three Ships, Traditional English, arr. Roger Harvey
Away in a Manger
, William Kirkpatrick (1838-1921), arr. Roger Harvey
Susex Carol
, Traditional English, arr. Roger Harvey

Silent Night, Holy Night,  Franz Grüber (1787-1863), arr. Simon Wills

A Prelude & Fugue for Christmas, Simon Wills (b. 1957)

Season’s Greetings, arr. Dean Sorenson


– II –

Jingle Bells, James Pierpont (1822-1893), arr. Dean Sorenson

Burning River Nutcracker, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Overture, arr. Dean Sorenson
Pas de Deux, arr. Dave Morgan
Chocolate, arr. Jim Stephenson

The Christmas Song, Mel Tormé (1925-1999), arr. Christopher Mowat

The Little Drummer Boy
Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, and Harry Simeone
arr. Paul Ferguson

Christmas ‘Toons, arr. Anthony DiLorenzo

Burning River Brass Performers

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Program | Season Listing | Performers

David Duro
Justin Emerich
Guy Piddington
Heather Zweifer

Chris Komer
Mollie Pate

Rebecca Ciabattari
Amanda Davidson
David Mitchell

Andrew Chappell

Rebecca Ciabattari

Matthew Gaunt

Feza Zweifel