Stories of von Trapp family history mixed with tunes

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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:00 am

It's not too early for an appropriate Christmas antidote to schmaltzy, tinseled buy-all-the-gifts-yesterday overkill. Thank you, Elisabeth von Trapp and friends.

With the impressive Carolian Brass Quintet and pianist Douglas Major alongside her, the granddaughter of Baron Georg von Trapp (and stepgranddaughter of Maria) headlined a two-hour offering Friday night of heartfelt faith, wintry melancholy and jazz-tinged folk tunes reflecting her famous family's European and American heritage.

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