Since 1996, Burning River Brass has been dazzling audiences from Alaska to Taiwan with “power and virtuosity,” “harmonious blend,” and “consistently stirring performances.” Now bringing their talents to Kiawah Island and composed of twelve of the finest brass and percussion players in the country, Burning River Brass is an ensemble on fire!
The original inspiration behind Burning River Brass was to give great players who were also good friends a chance to play together on a consistent basis. Soon after the first rehearsal in May 1996, BRB began to grow rapidly. The ensemble made its debut in September of 1996 in Tremont, Ohio under the auspices of Arts Renaissance Tremont and by 1998 was touring nationally. Since then, BRB has taken off and been performing around the world and recording some of the most critically acclaimed music which has included works from Debussy, Prokofiev, Brahms, Bach, Rachmaninoff, and many more. All of the group’s recordings have been praised for their energy, sound and style.
Burning River Brass is consistently applauded for the infectious joy with which it performs, and it is sure to be no different as they grace the stage this December on Kiawah. A touch of tradition, a dash of jazz, and a healthy measure of festive cheer! Burning River Brass presents a holiday concert with a little something for everyone. As we journey from delightful and time honored carols from around the world to our very own Big Band Nutcracker we’ll have you singing along in no time. It’s the perfect way for Kiawah to get in the holiday spirit!