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A Brassy Holiday Playlist

Posted December 7, 2022


Get in the holiday spirit with the sounds of sparkling brass! With selections from our upcoming program, A Very Brassy Christmas, by The Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, our holiday playlist mashes up styles from classical to big band to New Orleans swing. Read more...

The Crossing @ Christmas: Thoughts from the conductor

Posted November 30, 2022


I remember the first time I encountered Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias,” with its chilling reference to the ephemerality of civilizations. 

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.