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:
I have a couple of performances coming up in the very near future that I feel merit extra attention here on my website.
The first will take place on Saturday, January 19th, at The Whiting in Flint, MI. Notable about this performance is the programming of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. In my 17 years with the Flint Symphony, this is the first time the orchestra has performed any Bruckner work, and it’s also the first time I’ve ever performed a Bruckner Symphony as Principal.
Bruckner makes heavy use of trumpets, similarly to Mahler, so this should be lots of fun!
The second notable performance will take place on Monday, February 11, in the Music Box at the Max Fischer Music Center (Orchestra Hall) in Detroit.
In this concert, I’ll be performing Robert Bradshaw’s Concerto for Trumpet with the Wayne State University Wind Symphony. I have performed several of Robert’s works over the years, and his Sonata was the subject of my doctoral document at MSU. I’m very excited to be able to bring his Concerto to a new audience!