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The Giannini Brass was formed in 1989 and named after the founder of the North Carolina School of the Arts, composer and educator Vittorio Giannini. Currently, members of the Giannini Brass perform in nearly all of the professional orchestras in the Carolinas, and have toured and performed with orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the United States and Europe. The ensemble has been the recipient of grants from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Arts Council for developing innovative educational programs such as "The Science of Sound," and "Brass Under the Big Top," and has performed in a variety of unusual and interesting performance settings, including multi- media planetarium concerts, with symphony orchestras, and on radio and television. For several years the Giannini Brass was the brass ensemble-in-residence for the UNC School of the Arts Musica Piccola summer music program. From 1999 to 2001 the Giannini Brass were radio artists-in-residence on Classical 89.9 WDAV, the classical music radio station for Charlotte, NC. Giannini Brass is a Yamaha Performing ensemble. The ensemble has released six recordings which are available on CD Baby: Summertime, Big-Shot Brass, Christmas with the Giannini Brass, Baroque Banquet and Mit Freuden zart (With Tender Joy): Moravian Chorales for Brass, and Swingle Bells.  
     
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"Swingle Bells" now available!

December 2012

Recorded live at Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC, this is a recording of our popular annual Holiday concerts. Featuring swinging jazz settings of Holiday favorites, with unique arrangements for the Giannini Brass, vocalist Martha Bassett and the Jazzmas Trio.
Available as a CD or MP3 downloads.

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Swingle Bells on CD and MP3



Upcoming Concert
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Independence Day Celebration at Old Salem


Naturalization Ceremony
Old Salem, Salem Square, Winston-Salem
July 4
Music starts at 9:30 am, ceremony at 10:00


Pops Picnic with the Giannini Brass

Old Salem, Salem Square*
*In the event of rain, the concert will move to the James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitor Center
August 14
7:00 p.m.
Admission Free

The Giannini Brass will entertain picnic-goers at this fun, free outdoor concert at Salem Square in Old Salem. Musical selections by Sousa, Gershwin, Mancini, Cohan, and others. Bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music.