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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.

Artists

Charles Lazarus

trumpet

Tonia Hughes Kendrick

vocals

Bruce A. Henry

vocals

Tommy Barbarella

piano and keyboards

Jeff Bailey

bass

Daryl Boudreaux

percussion

David Schmalenberger

drums

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

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.

Sponsors

MSAB
Delta
Target