Free concert

Brass and more brass!

20 – 21 May 2021

BRASS: family of musical instruments whose sound is produced by blowing into a metal mouthpiece.

This explosive concert invites you to discover our Orchestra in a completely different light, from the perspective of the brass section - trumpets, horns, slide trombones and tubas - these instruments, indispensable in the orchestra pit, bring a heroic, tragic or burlesque touch to our operas.

At the age of six, the German Matthias Höfs chose the trumpet "because it is an instrument that sounds good". Today, this world-renowned musician is also a pioneering spirit who never ceases to challenge the limits of his instrument, working closely with composers inspired by his skill. For this concert, he has taken on works by Bach, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner as well as jazz compositions by Jelly Roll Morton and Michel Legrand. On the basis of this eclectic repertoire, he has written tailor-made arrangements for the Lorraine National Opera Orchestra, paying tribute to the virtuosity of the brass section.

Brass and Percussion Ensemble of the National Opera of Lorraine

Trumpet, artistic direction and arrangements

Matthias Höfs

Jean-Sébastien Bach

Violin Concerto No. 9 in D major, Op. 3 by Vivaldi

Orchestral Suites

Prelude and Fugue No. 4, Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

The Nutcracker, Coffee, Op. 71

Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
Richard Wagner

The Flying Dutchman, Spinnerlied, Act 2

How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Michel Legrand

Black Bottom Stomp

Jelly Roll Morton
Giuseppe Verdi

The Force of Destiny, Overture

Free admission* on the evening or tickets to be collected online only from 10 May 2021 at 1pm
*within the limit of available seats / 2 places per person maximum


  • Thu. 20 May 2021
    Poirel Hall
  • Fri. 21 May 2021
    Poirel Hall

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