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Simon Mulligan at The Sembrich. Photo credit: YM Photography

Canadian Brass Touch Down At The Sembrich

Canadian Brass Touch Down At The Sembrich

— “One of the cultural highlights of the summer season” —


BOLTON LANDING, NY — They’ve played Carnegie Hall, performed for Queen Elizabeth II, appeared before a television audience of 40 million viewers on the “Johnny Carson Show” and concertized atop the Great Wall of China.  Now the world-renowned Canadian Brass add Lake George to their touring schedule in a performance at The Sembrich that promises to be one of the cultural highlights of the summer season.

“These are the men who put brass music on the map” wrote the Washington Post of the Canadian Brass, who will bring “their unbeatable blend of virtuosity, spontaneity and humor” to The Sembrich on Sunday, August 12th at 6 p.m.

The concert is sold out, as ticket sales were capped at 100 to accommodate the capacity of the Lac du Saint Sacrement Church in Bolton where the concert will be relocated in the event of rain.  But if fair weather prevails, the public is encouraged to contact The Sembrich to inquire about seating availability for the performance, which will be held out-of-doors under a lakeside tent.

“We want to share the excitement of this concert with as many people as possible,” says William Post Hubert, who serves as the Sembrich Board President.  Tickets are $50.  The Sembrich can be reached by calling (518) 644-2431.

Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: visionary founder, tuba legend and business specialist Chuck Daellenbach plus four top brass stars—Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Bernhard Scully (horn).  Beyond their unparalleled musicality, each player possesses the creativity, good humor and love of performing that is the ensemble’s hallmark.

The program for the concert embraces the group’s signature mix of classics and pops, running the gamut from a Bach fugure, music from “The Magic Flute” and “The Barber of Seville” to the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” and selections from Bernstein’s “West Side Story.”

Following the concert, a lakeside reception will be held, at which members of Canadian Brass will be on hand to meet and greet the public and sign copies of their CDs.  “I know the group is looking forward to performing at your venue!” says Mike Jipson, the distributor who arranges for the CD sales at Canadian Brass performances.

“One of the central reasons Canadian Brass has endured for nearly 50 years is because of the members’ enthusiasm and true love for meeting people and exploring places all over the world,” says founding member Daellenbach.

That sense of enthusiasm will, no doubt, be shared by the lucky ticket-holders at The Sembrich on August 12, on hand to give Canadian Brass a warm North Country welcome to Lake George!