Celebrating 25 years of world-class entertainment in Beaver Creek, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is once again getting audiences in the holiday spirit with festive performances through the New Year. On Friday, Dec. 23, all-brass chamber group Canadian Brass take the VPAC stage with Denver-based choral ensemble Kantorei for a Holiday Spectacular.
With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” Formed by friends Chuck Daellenbach and Gene Watts in 1970, the group’s imagination and consummate musicianship has elevated the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.
Tickets start at $60; or $40 for children 12 years and younger and students. This show is part of The Therese M. Grojean Classical Series at the VPAC as well as its Holiday Series. This show is also part of the VPAC’s Pick 3/5/8 winter ticket package (vilarpac.org/packages). Visit vilarpac.org/Canadian-brass-with-kantorei for tickets and more information.
Attendees will also enjoy the glowing lights of the VPAC’s famous 18-foot White Fir Holiday Tree, standing in the lower lobby. Each year, the VPAC rotates in some new ornaments with guest star critters including a beaver, squirrel, skunk, fox and many more.
Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass have developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Each of their concerts show the full range from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun – but never at the expense of the music.
With a discography of over 130 albums and extensive world-wide touring, Canadian Brass is a pioneer in bringing brass music to mass audiences everywhere. Many have witnessed Canadian Brass from their appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Today,” “Entertainment Tonight” and recently more than half a billion viewers tuned in for their Chinese New Year performance on China’s most popular station.
Joining Canadian Brass in Beaver Creek will be Kantorei, a Denver-based choral ensemble under the artistic direction of Joel M. Rinsema. Formed in 1997, Kantorei has toured the world and has commissioned and premiered new choral works from renowned composers. Kantorei’s mission is to “elevate the human experience through choral excellence.”
For this special show guests can expect to hear timeless holiday classics including “Most Wonderful Time,” “Frosty,” “White Christmas,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High” and more.
Located in the heart of Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 535-seat theatre, operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, which presents a variety of year-round performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more. Visit vilarpac.org for more.
About the Vail Valley Foundation
The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase our community to a global audience through arts, athletics, and education.
The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate and empower youth and families from early childhood to college and career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, the Vail Dance Festival, and the Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates two performing arts centers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, comedy, classical, rock, pop, jazz, community and family events per year.
Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are in part made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, GMC, Nature Valley, Constellation Brands, CELSIUS Energy and Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.
To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation visit www.vvf.org.