Boston Brass brings big band Christmas to Lied

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The Boston Brass and the Brass All-Stars Big Band are celebrating the holiday season with a 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 performance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The concert will feature 14 horns and a rhythm section performing the Stan Kenton Christmas and other holiday hits.

A pre-show talk will be led by UNL's Scott Anderson, professor of trombone. The 7 p.m. talk, free to ticket holders, is in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

For nearly 25 years Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience, treating audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. The ensemble's lively and humorous repartee removes the formality and stuffiness that many think about classical music. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Boston Brass has expanded its trademark entertainment by teaming up with all-star brass players from around the globe to produce an unmatched sound. Famed tubist and producer Samuel Pilafian conducts the virtuosos of the Boston Brass and players from around the world. For more information about Boston Brass, go to

Tickets to the Boston Brass are $25 for adults and $12.50 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 472-4747.

- Shannon McClure, Lied Center for Performing Arts

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