Next week, tenThing Brass Ensemble kick off their 9-date Christmas tour around the USA. Celebrating the holiday season, the Norwegian brass ensemble takes the audience on a musical journey through Europe and America, from the beautiful fjords of Norway through 18th-century Germany, warm Italian Christmas, evergreen England, and the sounds of Ukrainian folk, finishing in 20th-century America. The programme combines musical traditions of the Christmas season with jazz influenced music of Gershwin and folklore tunes from Romania and Norway, all in fantastic new arrangements.

Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth as a fun and exciting collaboration between musical friends, the ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble tenThing have firmly established themselves on the international scene to great acclaim. tenThing are celebrated for their commitment to outreach and access to music through a diverse repertoire that spans from Mozart to Weill, Grieg to Bernstein, and Lully to Bartok. The group work closely with Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle Storløkken in the arrangement of scores for the ensemble, enabling them to play pieces of differing instrumentations.

Tour Dates

Tues 29 Nov 2022: Washington Performing Arts, Sixth & I (Washington, DC, USA)

Thurs 01 Dec 2022: Lied Center for Performing Arts (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)

Fri 02 Dec 2022: Midwest Trust Center at JCCC (Overland Park, Kansas, USA)

Sun 04 Dec 2022: North Carolina College Fine & Performing Arts (Naperville, Illinois, USA)

Tues 06 Dec 2022: University of Florida Performing Arts, Phillips Center (Gainesville, Florida, USA)

Thurs 08 Dec 2022: Opening Nights at Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida, USA)

Fri 09 Dec 2022: Clemson University, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts (Clemson, South Carolina, USA)

Sun 11 Dec 2022: Purdue Convocations, Loeb Playhouse (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA)

Tues 13 Dec 2022: Princeton University Concerts (Princeton, New Jersey, USA)

Tues 13 Dec 2022: Princeton University Concerts (Princeton, New Jersey, USA)

Photo credit: Anna-Julia Granberg

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