Trumpet Legend Chris Botti Joins Columbus Symphony at UD Heritage Center

Mar 17, 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its fourth annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, his band, and the full symphonic ranks of The Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall in Love, Botti has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four No. 1 jazz albums as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards.

WHAT:             Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – Chris Botti and the Columbus Symphony

WHEN:            Saturday, April 1 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        $45-$50 adults, $41-$45 UD alumni, $19 child/student

Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.

Impressions, Botti's 2012 Grammy-winning release, is the most recent in a stellar parade of albums—When I Fall In Love (2004), To Love Again: The Duets (2005), Italia (2007), and the CD/DVD Chris Botti in Boston (2009)—that have firmly established him as a clarion voice in the American contemporary music scene. With the success of Impressions and the preceding albums, Botti has established himself as one of the most significant and innovative figures of the contemporary music world.

Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the longest-running, professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching an expanding, more diverse audience each year. This season, the Columbus Symphony will share classical music with more than 175,000 people in central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts, and special programming.

This concert is made possible through the support of Joe (C’68) and Linda Chlapaty.

Prior to the Botti-Columbus Symphony Orchestra performance, the UD Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, will perform a free pre-show concert from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the CyberCafé Knapp Stage.

Tickets for Chris Botti and the Columbus Symphonycan be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at