DANVILLE — The Danville Symphony Orchestra will present "A Golden Holiday with the Chicago Brass Quintet" at 3 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School.
Founded in 1964, the Chicago Brass Quintet has toured the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. Current members are among Chicago's most distinguished musicians, performing with the Chicago Opera Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera and other orchestras and ensembles. All have been associated with the DePaul University School of Music and other colleges and universities.
"For anyone whose tastes in brass quintet playing are satisfied by technical brilliance, taut ensemble, flashy programming and a touch of humor, the Chicago Brass Quintet provides ample fulfillment," a Washington Post critic once wrote.
In addition to playing with the Chicago Brass Quintet, the Danville Symphony Orchestra will perform variations on the concert theme, including "Caribbean Sleigh Ride," "Christmas a la Valse" and an especially wintery selection, "The Swan of Tuonela" by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, for English horn and orchestra.
"All in all, we'll touch nearly every musical number ever composed for Christmas," symphony director and conductor Jeremy Swerling said.
Tickets for adults are $30 in Section A and $28 in Section B, and for senior citizens, $28 and $26. Student tickets are $15. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. To order tickets, call 443-5300.