A night of holiday favorites created specifically for this unique brass ensemble
The perfect event for the holiday season, Isthmus Brass will perform holiday favorites on Friday, December 22 at 7:00 PM. Doors for the show will open at 6:00 PM. Friends of the MPOH are able to purchase tickets on July 10 and the general public on July 24. Tickets for seats in the first two rows and boxes are $45, the rest of the lower level are $35, and the upper level are $25. All ticket prices will increase by $5 on the day of the show and tickets are subject to Eventbrite fees.
Under the direction of brass-icon, John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble. Named for a strip of land between the lakes of Mendota and Monona in Madison the IB was established in 2009 as some of the most high-profile brass players in the region looked for a way to collaborate and perform together. They initially decided on a course of performing charitable Christmas Concerts, especially for the Porchlight Homeless Charity and at retirement homes in Madison. Since then the group has taken off on the professional concert circuit and is currently being selected to perform in concert series and music festivals throughout the Midwest.
The ensemble will play virtuosic arrangements of holiday favorites created specifically for their unique brass ensemble while highlighting individual members’ talents throughout the show. This year they will showcase works from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker in its original form as well as in a unique jazzy setting originally arranged by Duke Ellington. Many other traditional and popular holiday tunes will put the audience in the holiday spirit!