Promotional photo of Brass Roots Trio

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Brass Roots Trio will present “A Winter’s Eve” on Dec. 2 as part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall on the Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Founded in 2004, Brass Roots Trio captivates audiences with breathtaking virtuosity and artistic passion. With Northeastern Associate Professor Travis Heath on trumpet, Douglas Lundeen on French horn and Rosetta Senkus Bacon on piano, the trio creates symphonic sounds that melt into sultry jazz, making three instruments sound like a small orchestra.

Their adventurous programming takes unexpected twists and turns from early Baroque gems to decadent tangos to American spirituals—and the audience is always surprised and thrilled when the horn player breaks out into song with his brilliant tenor voice.

Now in its 10th season, Brass Roots Trio has played to standing ovations and rave reviews in every corner of the United States, U.K. and in Canada. In 2009, the trio was honored to perform at the White House.

Their holiday program, “A Winter’s Eve,” features classical music by Handel, Strauss and Martinu along with traditional carols and medleys arranged for trumpet, French horn and piano.

This performance is a part of the Jewel Box Series, an eight-concert professional performing arts series presented by Northeastern’s Office of Cultural Events. Tickets are $25, $17.50 and $5 and can be purchased online or by calling (773) 442-4636. Parking permits are required.