Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tonight and Tomorrow
ESO with Five by Design


February 20 & 21, 2010 – Hemmens Theatre

Stephen Squires, conductor | Five by Design

Sit back and stay tuned for a night recalling when television ruled the airwaves and variety was king.
Vocal quintet Five By Design’s vibrant harmonies and comedic talents move seamlessly from songs
to skits and back again. Classic commercials come to life promoting everything from bananas to
toothpaste, while on another network family and friends are unexpectedly reunited.
So pop open a TV dinner and don’t touch that dial!

I am having a lot of fun with this show...great charts, great rhythm section,
great singers! Below is a preview video of the ESO's season next year.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Brass Soloists of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra

I will be performing a recital with a couple of my colleagues this Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at 4pm. Joining me are ESO horn player, Sharon Jones and ESO Principal Tubist, Charles Schuchat. Chris Thompson is also featured on piano. We will be performing at the Sherwood Conservatory Recital Hall at Columbia College. 1312 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

The recital is free and open to the public!

Sharon Jones will be performing two solo works: Partita by Verne Reynolds and Introduction and Allegro by Johann Kvandal. Sharon, Charles and I will be performing two trios for horn, euphonium and tuba: La Alfonsina by Johannes Ghislen and Spanish Dance No. 5 - Playera by Enrique Granados. The wonderful arrangement of Playera was done by Mr. Schuchat!

In the midst of all this, my solo performance will be of Christopher Gordon's Concerto for Bass Trombone. I have no way of verifying this, but I suspect that this will one of the first performances of this work in the United States. The concerto was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony. It was first premiered by bass trombonist, Christopher Harris and the Sydney Symphony in October of 2004.

Christopher Gordon is probably most known for his work on the film score to Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003).

His most recent work is for the soon to be released film, Mao's Last Dancer.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

One Night...
Two Great Recitals!

Christopher Davis, Bass Trombone Alumni Recital
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan Campus, 1210 N. Park Street, Bloomington, Illinois 61702

Program: with Nancy Pounds- Piano

Variations on Barnacle Bill the Sailor- Carson Robinson and Luther Frank
Lieder Eines Farhrenden Gesellen- Gustav Maher
Sonata no. 5 in D minor for Bassoon- John Ernest Galliard
Dance, Aria, and Fantasia for Solo Bass Trombone
(World Premiere) L. Scott Price
New Orleans- Eugene Bozza

Yale Brass Trio with Michael Roylance, Tuba

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
8:00pm (Eastern Time)

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