March 18 2013 12:00 AM

Elisabeth von Trapp and the Empire Brass come to the Wharton Center Thursday


Wednesday, Nov. 30 — The Wharton Center is alive with “The
Sound of Christmas” — and singer Elisabeth von Trapp is joining the Empire
Brass for the Thursday concert.

The vocalist is the granddaughter of Maria von Trapp, whose
memoirs inspired Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” Elisabeth von
Trapp, who was born and raised in Vermont, has been performing since childhood.
Although the Von Trapp Family Singers disbanded in 1957, when Elisabeth was 2,
she carried on the family’s musical legacy as a solo performer, learning guitar
and piano and studying Gregorian Chant and the works of Hildegard von Bingen.
Her repertoire includes a variety of styles, from Bach to Sting.

The program includes seasonal selections, as well as a
medley from — what else? — “The Sound of Music.”

‘The Empire Brass
presents “The Sound of Christmas” starring Elisabeth von Trapp’

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, MSU