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Merry and Bright with Charles Lazarus

About This Concert

Give your holidays a boost of big, brassy joy in a performance by Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus and his dazzling ensemble, including the fabulous Lazarus Brass.

A holiday tradition created by our own trumpeter extraordinaire Charles Lazarus, this concert brings the exuberance of brass to swing arrangements of carols, soulful gospel tunes and boppy pop favorites. Joined by powerhouse vocalists and his high-energy ensemble, Lazarus brings renewed brilliance to beloved classics. (Note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.)

Artists

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

Fun Facts

  • At age 19, Charles Lazarus made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the New York String Orchestra while he was a student at Juilliard.
  • New York Newsday praises Lazarus’ “bedazzling technique and refined sense of musicianship.”
  • Keyboard player Tommy Barbarella was a member of Prince’s New Power Generation.
  • This program features sparkling versions of traditional songs including a big band reimagining of “We Three Kings,” and a New Orleans riff on “Frosty the Snowman.”

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

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Merry and Bright with Charles Lazarus

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Fri Dec 20 8pm Buy

Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

Simpson Housing Services Pajama Drive


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About This Concert

Give your holidays a boost of big, brassy joy in a performance by Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus and his dazzling ensemble, including the fabulous Lazarus Brass.

A holiday tradition created by our own trumpeter extraordinaire Charles Lazarus, this concert brings the exuberance of brass to swing arrangements of carols, soulful gospel tunes and boppy pop favorites. Joined by powerhouse vocalists and his high-energy ensemble, Lazarus brings renewed brilliance to beloved classics. (Note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.)

Artists

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

Fun Facts

  • At age 19, Charles Lazarus made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the New York String Orchestra while he was a student at Juilliard.
  • New York Newsday praises Lazarus’ “bedazzling technique and refined sense of musicianship.”
  • Keyboard player Tommy Barbarella was a member of Prince’s New Power Generation.
  • This program features sparkling versions of traditional songs including a big band reimagining of “We Three Kings,” and a New Orleans riff on “Frosty the Snowman.”

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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Pre- and Post-Concert Experiences on Friday December 20 / SEE ALL UPCOMING EXPERIENCES

Simpson Housing Services Hats & Mittens Drive

Simpson Housing Services Pajama Drive

When: Pre-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Donate new or gently used pajamas and ground coffee (no pods please) 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 crisis. Look for collection bins near the Christmas tree in the lobby.