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ISU Performing Arts Series presents Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

September 16, 2019

The next Performing Arts Series show, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, is composed of some of America's top brass musicians, a veritable "dream team" of virtuoso players who have performed with some of the world's most prominent groups.

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass will be in Tilson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. The show, sponsored by the Terre Haute Savings Bank, will feature music from all genres.

Big Brass is a family-owned business that began in New Orleans and strives to perform music from all genres to create connections with the audience. The group believes music is a gift that should be shared and enjoyed by everyone and all ages. Their programs have included holiday performances, family concerts, traditional brass concerts and even performances with organ and choirs. The group has been said to be a "quantum leap forward in what a brass group can bring to an audience".

Marsalis started his path of playing and studying music at age six and began taking classical trumpet lessons at age 11. He was later dubbed a "trumpet prodigy" at the age of fifteen with the New Orleans Symphony. Marsalis went on to win various solo competitions and has made several world premiere recordings.

There will be a special pre-event beginning at 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders in the Heritage Ballroom before the show. The pre-event will feature fun entertainment related to the show and refreshments.

Tickets for adults are $23-$25, faculty and staff tickets are $20-$22. Youth tickets (ages 2-12) are $5 and ISU students get in free with a valid student ID.

To purchase tickets, go online to, call by phone at 877-ISU-TIXS, or visit the Hulman Center Ticket Office. For more information, visit