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TICKET NOTICE: Tickets to tonight’s tenThing performance are now available in-person only at Sixth & I. Online sales have ended. Washington Performing Arts Box Office staff will be selling tickets on site starting at 7:00 p.m.

Ring in the season with a festive blend of holiday favorites and brass classics!

Enjoy a sizzling, toe-tapping start to your holiday season with the energetic sound of tenThing. Led by the “sparkling, passionate, and highly virtuosic” (BBC) Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, the 10-piece, all-female brass band (whose name is pronounced “ten ting”) take the Sixth & I stage with a program mingling beloved holiday songs from Europe and America with classic show tunes. A breakout hit at the 2011 Norwegian Grammy Awards, tenThing went on to delight audiences at the BBC Proms in London and have gone on to perform in many of the world’s most prominent venues and festivals. Throughout the world, their performances have been celebrated for equal parts astounding artistry and infectious fun–as you can discover for yourself this November, right at the start of the holiday season.

A Feeling of Norwegian Christmas

HANDEL - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
BACH - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
CORELLI - Christmas Concerto
BARTÓK - Romanian Folk Dances
HOLST - In the Bleak Midwinter
LEONTOVYCH - Carol of the Bells
TVEITT - Storskrytarstev
GERSHWIN - Three Preludes
ARLEN/HARBURG - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
BERNARD/SMITH - Winter Wonderland
BERLIN - White Christmas
CAHN/STYNE - Let It Snow
BEAL/BOOTHE - Jingle Bell Rock
WILLSON - It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas
MARTIN/BLANE - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
WILLIAMS - Somewhere in My Memory, from "Home Alone"

This performance is approximately 2 hours. There is an intermission.

Her Excellency Anniken R. Krutnes, Ambassador of Norway, is the honorary patron of this engagement.

This is one of twenty 2022/23 season performances included in Washington Performing Arts’s The World in Our City initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and cultural diplomacy via the presentation of international visiting artists, globally inspired local programming, and the award-winning Embassy Adoption Program, a partnership with D.C. Public Schools.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities