On Friday, January 11 at 7:30pm, I’ll be performing cantatas 1, 5 and 6 of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248). 1 and 6 both have huge trumpet parts, which I’ll be playing on my (relatively) new Schilke P5-4. Other trumpeters in the section will be Kiri Tollekson and Natalie Bruno. It may seem odd to perform the Christmas Oratorio in January, but the piece actually contains music related not just to Christmas, but also to the New Year and Epiphany, so it is relevant, after all. In any case, I’m very happy to be able to perform this great music, and I hope many of you can come and hear it! More information is available here.