I am excited to announce that I’m going to be the featured soloist on the upcoming Livonia Symphony Orchestra Chamber Classics concert, March 15th 2014 at 4:00pm.
I’ll be performing the Trumpet Concerto by Josef Haydn, as well as the Concerto for Two Trumpets by Antonio Vivaldi (teaming up with LSO Principal Trumpeter Robert Hawkins).
I recently came across a wonderful blog post written by composer and percussionist Ivan Trevino. Titled “Music and Sandwiches,” the post talks about Trevino’s experiences transitioning from music student to music professional.
Imagine a busy hospital emergency room. An ambulance roars up, and paramedics quickly unload a patient, clearly in distress. A doctor runs up, takes a quick look, and says:
“I see you’ve been stung by a bee!”
“Yes, but..” the patient responds, weakly.
“Well, let’s get some ointment on that and see if we can get you feeling better.”
At this point one of the paramedics speaks up:
“Doctor, what about the stab wounds?”
Back on February 11, 2013, I was honored to perform Robert Bradshaw’s Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble with the Wayne State University Wind Symphony. I’m happy to report that a video recording of the performance is now available online!!
The first and second movements are combined here:
And the last movement is here: