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One-Night-Only Program Combines Brass and Organ Music Featuring All-Female Brass Ensemble tenThing and Organist Jeffrey Brillhart at Verizon Hall, March 29, 2017

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An evening of brass and organ like you’ve never experienced – program ft. @tenThing10 & Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ at @KimmelCenter 3/29

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Amanda Conte



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, January 24, 2017) –– tenThing, the internationally-acclaimed Norwegian brass ensemble, makes its Kimmel Center debut in a singular program that combines original works for brass with pieces that feature Verizon Hall’s magnificent Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. The program, taking place on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., will feature the 10 member all-female group, alongside organist Jeffrey Brillhart, to perform non-traditional works and original transcriptions that will allow audiences to hear both brass and organ in new ways.

“The 10 incredibly talented women that make up tenThing are not only creating extraordinary music, but also inspiring generations of female musicians to follow their dreams,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “This performance promises to be truly one-of-a-kind, allowing our audiences the rare opportunity to hear a brass ensemble interact directly with the pipe organ. It will be unlike anything you’ve heard before!”

Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, tenThingis rapidly establishing itself on the international music scene. Norwegian guitarist and arranger Jarle Storlokken works closely with the group to arrange many of their scores and enables them to play the music they enjoy, regardless of the original instrumentation. Since first forming, the group has performed all over their native Norway and delighted a huge audience by opening the 2011 Norwegian Grammy Awards.

Jeffrey Brillhart is Director of Music and Fine Arts at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA, and on the music faculty at Yale University, where he teaches organ improvisation. He is also Artistic Director of Philadelphia's famed Singing City Choir. His organ, teaching, and conducting engagements have taken him throughout America, Europe, and South America, with engagements in Paris, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle, Birmingham, Waco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York City, Iowa City, Des Moines, Walla Walla, and Worcester. He will be performing on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, the largest mechanical-action concert hall organ in the United States.

Other upcoming performances on the Kimmel Center Campus include Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where the Audience Asks the Questions (April 11, 2017, Academy of Music), Tanya Tagaq In Concert with Nanook of the North(April 13, 2017, Verizon Hall), Broadway Up Close with Alice Ripley, hosted by Seth Rudetsky (May 6, 2017, Perelman Theater), and Broadway Up Close with Chita Rivera, hosted by Seth Rudetsky (June 3, 2017, Merriam Theater).


With Organist Jeffrey Brillhart

Verizon Hall

March 29, 2017, 8:00 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now and start at $35.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at

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