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Merry and Bright

About This Concert

Jazz up your holiday season with a genre-spanning brass spectacular led by the Minnesota Orchestra’s acclaimed trumpeter Charles Lazarus.

Artists

  • Charles Lazarus, trumpet
  • Tommy Barbarella, piano and keyboards
  • Jeff Bailey, bass
  • David Schmalenberger, drums
  • Daryl Boudreaux, percussion
  • Tonia Hughes, vocals
  • Bruce A. Henry, vocals
  • The Lazarus Brass

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Program Notes PDF

Fun Facts

  • At age 9, Lazarus met Dizzy Gillespie backstage at a concert. Dizzy even let him try out his trumpet.
  • The concert features keyboardist extraordinaire Tommy Barbarella, a member of Prince’s New Power Generation who also performs with Nick Jonas & the Administration.

Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Holiday

Merry and Bright

A Big, Brassy Christmas with Charles Lazarus

Tickets

1544465488

1544925600

1576606288

Sat Dec 15 8pm

Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright

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Getting to Orchestra Hall

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Simpson Housing Services Pajama Drive

Norway House - Gingerbread Decorating


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About This Concert

Jazz up your holiday season with a genre-spanning brass spectacular led by the Minnesota Orchestra’s acclaimed trumpeter Charles Lazarus.

Artists

  • Charles Lazarus, trumpet
  • Tommy Barbarella, piano and keyboards
  • Jeff Bailey, bass
  • David Schmalenberger, drums
  • Daryl Boudreaux, percussion
  • Tonia Hughes, vocals
  • Bruce A. Henry, vocals
  • The Lazarus Brass

Read more

Program Notes PDF

Fun Facts

  • At age 9, Lazarus met Dizzy Gillespie backstage at a concert. Dizzy even let him try out his trumpet.
  • The concert features keyboardist extraordinaire Tommy Barbarella, a member of Prince’s New Power Generation who also performs with Nick Jonas & the Administration.

Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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OH+ Concert activities on Saturday December 15 / see all upcoming OH+ events

Simpson Housing Services Pajama Drive

Simpson Housing Services Pajama Drive

When: Pre-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Donate new or gently used pajamas to support Simpson Housing Services, a local nonprofit that helps thousands of people experiencing homelessness find the housing, support, and shelter they need in a time of personal crisis. Look for collection bins near the Christmas tree in the lobby.

Norway House - Gingerbread Decorating

Norway House - Gingerbread Decorating

When: Pre-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
As the window to contemporary Norway, Norway House is a registered 501 (c)3 non profit organization that partners with businesses, organizations, and the community to celebrate a shared heritage. Join us pre-concert for gingerbread house decorating!