On Sunday, March 6th, I will be performing the world premiere of the Concerto for Trumpet and Large Wind Ensemble by James Nissen. The performance will take place at Hill Auditorium in
Ann Arbor at 2:00 pm as part of the Ann Arbor Concert Band’s performance titled “Heroes, Legends and Empires.” This performance is the culmination of a long collaboration between myself and the composer, James Nissen. I first heard Jim’s music several years ago when his Requiem Mass was programmed as part of a concert in which I was playing. I was so taken by the piece that I contacted him to discuss the possibility of his writing a trumpet concerto. I think he’s written a fantastic piece and I feel honored to be introducing it to the world for the first time. You can get more information about the concert from the Ann Arbor Concert Band website. There’s also an interesting article about the concert and the concerto in the Ann Arbor Journal. I hope you can come out to Ann Arbor to hear this exciting new addition to the trumpet repertoire.