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Canadian brass Celebrates 50 Years with a Special Performance at
The 2020 Midwest Clinic - Staying Connected

Featured Performance - December 18, 2020
The 2020 Midwest Clinic - Staying Connected

The Midwest Clinic: International Band and Orchestra Conference is delighted to announce that the Canadian Brass will be presenting a special featured performance during their virtual conference, The 2020 Midwest Clinic – Staying Connected. The conference will be held December 16 – 18, 2020. 

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Canadian Brass, an unbelievable span of time that has taken the group into the most hallowed classical concert halls and to the streets of cities all over the world.  Five young musicians that shared a love of performance came together in Toronto in 1970, and together they had a dream of taking the music they loved to audiences not yet accustomed to brass chamber music.

Building an audience for brass was the first challenge.  Armed with an extremely limited repertoire, the ensemble “borrowed” music from the best, taking a masterpiece approach to the classical giants: Bach, Handel, Gabrieli and Monteverdi were the obvious repertoire choices.  This music, combined with the players’ effervescent and welcoming presentations, set the stage for a stellar career experienced by only a few artists in any given era.

What a delight it is for the Brass to now celebrate its 50th year with you at the Midwest Clinic, and the ensemble is equally delighted to join you LIVE next year in celebrating your 75th anniversary in 2021.  Canadian Brass is grateful to its friends at the Conn-Selmer Department of Education for sponsoring both of these appearances! 

Midwest Board President, Richard Crain, states, “The Midwest Clinic would first like to congratulate the Canadian Brass on their milestone, 50th anniversary.  The Brass have been a wonderful supporter of Midwest over the years, and we are thrilled to celebrate this significant accomplishment with them.”