This narrated multi-media program is one of Big Brass’ most popular concerts around the United States. With a core message of love and unity, this concert is an uplifting and joyful celebration of life and our shared humanity. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. On the advice of Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create connection between the audience and performers. They’re a group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture.


Quilts of Valor Special Recognition Presentation 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre.

Bisignano Gallery Reception 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Military active duty, retired, and reserve components eligible for free admission, courtesy of support from Radio Dubuque.


Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is made possible, in part, by the William P. Woodward Visiting Artist-in-Residence Endowment.


Free UD student admission made possible by UD Student Government Association (SGA), UD Student Veterans, and UD instrumental ensembles.

Heritage Center, University of Dubuque • 2255 Bennett St. • Dubuque, Iowa
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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