Spanish Brass Christmas
Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene.
It’s Christmas time at the Bradbury Building and Spanish Brass is ready to deck the halls. On Sunday, December 13th, enjoy this festive sonic adventure in the resonant five-story atrium of Downtown L.A.’s most iconic interior. The quintet’s Los Angeles debut program features beautiful, high-spirited, rollicking arrangements of holiday favorites – music of Handel and Corelli (excerpts from the Christmas Oratorio), traditional carols and Vince Guaraldi’s beloved A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Spanish Brass worked their magic from the opening chordsThe Brass Gazzette
Spanish Brass, one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene, makes their Los Angeles debut on the Chamber Music in Historic Sites series. After they won the First Prize in the 1996 Narbonne (France) International Brass Quintet Competition, the most prestigious event of its kind in the world, trumpeter Bernard Soustrot said, “Of all the First Prize winners of the Narbonne Competition, the Spanish Brass is the best since the competition was founded in 1986.”
In addition to participating in some of the most prestigious festivals around the globe, including Festival de Musique de Radio-France; Granada International Festival; Lucerne Festival; Cheju Summer Festival (Korea), they also run three major brass festivals in Spain. At the forefront of international music education, they have given masterclasses in South America, Japan, Spain, Finland, England, Puerto Rico and the United States. They currently teach at the Berklee College of Music campus in Valencia and at the Universidad Europea in Madrid. Together, they have recorded 20 CDs, including the double CD The Best of Spanish Brass, and their latest release, Sublime Christmas, a disc of Christmas music.
The Bradbury Building was built in 1893 for ailing mining millionaire Lewis Bradbury as a lasting monument to his name. At a remarkable 120 years of age, the building is a testament to historic preservation and function. It is particularly famed for its soaring five-story atrium with ornate open cage elevators and ornamental cast iron pieces that were first displayed at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. As L.A. Historic-Cultural Monument No. 6, the Bradbury Building has the additional distrinction of being one of only four Los Angeles buildings to be designated a National Historic Landmark.
Concerts at 2 and 4:30 pm.