Elisabeth Von Trapp

Elisabeth von Trapp and Christmas are as natural a pairing as stockings and St. Nick. Her gloriously luminescent voice, described by The New York Times as "hauntingly clear," evokes the imagery of ethereal sounds wafting from a mountaintop convent. Snow covers the ground but a roaring fire, a guitar, and a world class brass ensemble warm the heart and draw the listener into a dreamlike aura that fully embraces the Season.

Elisabeth is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, scions of the world famous Trapp Family Singers. Surrounded and nurtured by music from her earliest memories, she was performing professionally by the time she reached her teen years. Today, Elisabeth von Trapp has a style all her own, but with unmistakable ties to her family lineage.

The Carolian Brass Quintet is one of North America's finest brass ensembles, recognized for its brilliant virtuosity and the diversity of its repertoire. Each of the musicians comes to the quintet from a major American orchestra. Veterans of literally hundreds of concerts worldwide, The Carolian Brass combine flash with impeccable musicality and an obvious joy of making music.

Together, Elisabeth and The Carolian Brass Quintet bring to the stage a Christmas performance marked alternately by its intimacy and honesty and by its sheer brilliance. Elisabeth sings the most cherished carols and seasonal songs, sometimes accompanied simply by guitar, and at other times amplified by the regal presence of brass. No big production numbers; no fancy scenery; no proscenium light shows. Rather, simply Elisabeth von Trapp and five virtuoso musicians carrying their audience on a nostalgic and deeply meaningful journey.

As Elisabeth so eloquently states it: "Music...it has had an impact on me and continues to guide me...Music gives me a place to be."

Let Elizabeth von Trapp and The Carolian Brass Quntet usher your audience into their own special place the Holiday Season!

*At the presenter's discretion, this performance is also available without The Carolian Brass Quintet, accompanied only by piano



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