Fermilab Cultural Events presents Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Chicago Brass Quintet

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Chicago Brass Quintet perform at Fermilab this weekend.

Those who enjoy brass ensembles can look forward to two opportunities to hear some of the world’s finest performers at Fermilab this weekend.

On Saturday the Fermilab Arts Series presents the exuberance and groove of New Orleans with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The world-famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances, has revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world. They perform on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Tickets are $30, $15 for ages 18 and under.

Sunday brings the gorgeous, resonant sounds of the Chicago Brass Quintet, presented as part of the Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series. The quintet rose to prominence with the release of its first recording on Crystal Records, and they have since performed around the world. Sunday’s program includes works by Vivaldi, Copland, Villa-Lobos, and a world premiere of Joe Clark’s "Chicago," written for the group in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Hear them on Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fermilab Art Gallery. Tickets are $17.

For more information or to make reservations, visit the Fermilab Cultural Events Web page or call 630-840-2787.