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Charles Lazarus and the Merry & Bright band

Merry & Bright with Charles Lazarus

Sun Dec 12, 2021

Orchestra Hall

~2 hrs including a 20 min intermission

Give your holiday season a big, brassy boost as Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus and some very special guests swing their way through your favorite holiday tunes. Lazarus’ all-star band features Grammy-winners, former Prince collaborators and many world-renowned performers, all lending a bright, fresh take on the most beloved classics.

The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Date & Time




Charles Lazarus


Tonia Hughes Kendrick


Bruce A. Henry


Tommy Barbarella

piano and keyboards

Jeff Bailey


Daryl Boudreaux


David Schmalenberger


Your Concert Experience

Join us for Q&A’s, hosted discussions, exhibits and more. All free with your concert ticket!

Simpson Housing Services Blanket Drive

When: Pre and Post-Concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer

Donate new twin, full, and queen size blankets 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. 

Also Featuring

The Lazarus Brass
The Merry & Bright Kids Choir

Musicians performing on stage

Merry (and Bright) Music-Making

Part of the fun of a Lazarus holiday show is the sheer variety of guests who join him onstage. Get a sneak peek of what—and who—is in store for this year's brass-studded staple. 

Check it out!

Listen Ahead

Accessibility Services

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large Print Programs
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.