Rodney Marsalis Big Brass Live at Lehigh

Pictured Above: Rodney Marsalis Philadelpia Big Brass. Photo Credit: Contributed.



Bethlehem, PA -Zoellner Arts Center Presenting Series brings the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass to Lehigh University’s Packer Chapel on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7:30 pm. This intimate concert will feature students from Louis E. Dieruff high school band joining the group on stage for a few songs. Ticket prices are $40. Rodney Marsalis is an immensely talented classical trumpeter and member of the renowned Marsalis Family. Hailing from a highly esteemed lineage of jazz musicians, Rodney has certainly made a name for himself in the world of classical music. He has inherited the musical brilliance and artistic sensitivity that runs through his family, consistently captivating audiences with his virtuosic trumpet performances.

 America’s premier large brass ensemble always reflects the diverse makeup of people in American culture,  Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The band is a family-owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of family patriarch Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres—ranging from solo trumpet to brass quintet, to the full 7-piece ensemble and percussion—and strives to create a connection between the audience and performers. With his ensemble, Rodney Marsalis showcases the power and beauty of brass music, often collaborating with a diverse range of talented musicians. Whether performing solo with an orchestra or alongside his ensemble, Rodney and his fellow musicians seamlessly blend their expertise, creating captivating musical experiences that leave audiences awestruck.

Rodney’s performances are characterized by his flawless technique, mesmerizing tone, and the deep emotional connection he establishes with listeners. His interpretations of classical compositions are marked by an unwavering commitment to authenticity and a profound respect for the music’s historical significance. Whether performing beloved classics or lesser-known gems, Rodney Marsalis’s musicality shines through, leaving a lasting impact on all who have the privilege of witnessing his extraordinary talent.

For tickets, call 610-758-2787 (7LU-ARTS) or

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