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Rodney Marsalis Big Brass

Friday, January 24, 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adult: $39-$55
Student: $17.50
Youth: $7.50
Buyers choose their own assigned seats for this presentation at Mechanics Hall.
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Music Worcester thanks the following supporters of this presentation:
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Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is America’s premier large brass ensemble. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone.

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a family-owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of family patriarch Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create a connection between the audience and performers.

 The ensemble is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world’s youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. A veritable “dream team” of virtuoso brass players, the group burst onto the music scene with a debut performance in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall, a residency for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and a special feature on the National Public Radio show, “All Things Considered.”

Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass range from solo trumpet, to brass quintet, to the full eleven-piece ensemble with percussion. Their programs include holiday concerts, mini-concerts for schools, and traditional brass concerts with optional organ or choir. Brothers on the Battlefield: The Power of Love, covers music from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movements.

In recent years the group has been invited to perform in performing arts centers around the world including China’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Guangzhou Opera House, Tangelwood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall, and prominent performing arts centers throughout the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe.

In addition to their Music Worcester performance, RMPBB will be coaching the band program at Worcester’s South High Community School.

Wynton Marsalis

“No one plays absolutely beautifully all the time…unless you’re my cousin Rodney…”

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Friday, January 24, 2025
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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