Festival 2003

June 5, 6 and 8

8:00 p.m., Hilldale Lutheran Church

Larry Zimmerman
trombone
 

Larry Zimmerman is Principal Trombonist of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. He is also a member of the Chestnut Brass Company, a Grammy-winning brass quintet from Philadelphia, and has toured and recorded extensively with that group. He has performed with many ensembles, including the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Summit Brass and Empire Brass. He has appeared as soloist with a number of bands and orchestras in Minnesota, and in recital programs of new music for trombone and organ. He is also active in the performance of period brass instruments, including Renaissance sackbuts and 19th Century saxhorns. Larry lives in Minneapolis and is a low brass instructor at St. Olaf College, Bethel College, Martin Luther College and the University of St. Thomas. He holds degrees from St. Olaf College and Boston University.

 
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Thursday, June 5, 2003
Friday, June 6, 2003
Sunday, June 8, 2003
 

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New Brandon Trio
Connie Gitlin, clarinet
Mark Rudoff, cello
Lawrence Jones, piano

The New Brandon Trio has won over audiences with top-drawer musicianship and a lively, engaging stage presence, winning acclaim for performances in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. This season the Trio will be heard on concert series throughout Manitoba, and will be featured as ensemble-in-residence at the New Music North Festival in Thunder Bay.

The New Brandon Trio offers an eclectic repertoire and takes special pride in researching and presenting works that they consider unjustly ignored. Concerts in the 2002-03 season will feature Beethoven's lively B-flat Trio, Op. 11, and the rarely heard Trio Pathétique, a lush, dramatic work by the Russian romantic master, Mikhail Glinka. The members of the New Brandon Trio are all faculty members of the Brandon University School of Music and take pride in their role as musical ambassadors for the University. They also build on and honour the heritage of the Brandon University Trio, which over a 20-year history earned a place in the top ranks of Canadian chamber ensembles.