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.