CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome Boston Brass and Brass All-Stars Big Band with “Christmas Bells are Swingin” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
For 31 years, Boston Brass has aimed to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Performing everything from exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages.
Boston Brass is a Yamaha Performing Group and has been featured on The CBS Early Show, National Public Radio’s Performance Today and The Great American Brass Band Festival, as well as on diverse albums of their own.
The all-brass ensemble (trumpets, French horns, trombones and tubas) will perform along with the Brass All-Stars Big Band and will feature a fiery arrangement of classics and holiday favorites like the “Stan Kenton Christmas Carols,” “Greensleeves,” “Motown Jingle Bells,” “The Nutcracker,” “White Christmas” and “Christmas Song.”
“Boston Brass will be a great show to kick off the holiday season,” said Wendy Sparks, marketing director at Reynolds Performance Hall. “Their festive music is incredible, and they incorporate a lot of humor and personality into their show. I believe they will bring a fun energy to the stage and will fill the audience with excitement for the season.”
The group has performed in 49 states and 30 countries and conducted master classes around the world, including at The Juilliard School, the Royal Academy Music of London and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. While at UCA, Boston Brass will conduct a master class with UCA brass students.
Tickets are $30-$40 for adults and $10 for children and students and may be purchased online at www.uca.edu/Reynolds, at the Reynolds Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012.