SBSO Season Opener
My second season as Principal Trumpet with the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra begins with an exciting program. From the orchestra’s website:
Red Cape Tango, Michael Daugherty
Totentanz, Franz Liszt
Symphonie fantastique, Hector Berlioz
The fantastic dreams of a lovesick artist. A fantastic fight between evil and the quintessential American superhero. A fantastic vision of the afterlife, animated by one of today’s most exciting pianists, Jason Hardink. Spanning 180 years, all three fantasies have common themes – including the very fine line between what we find frightening and what we find seductive. Red Cape Tango is the final movement from Metropolis Symphony by Daugherty, professor of composition at the University of Michigan.
We’ll be doing the cornet solo, Un Bal, in the second movement of the Berlioz, which I’ll be performing on my vintage cornet from the Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory, built in 1899!