Hartt Happenings
September 2006
Hartt Symphony Orchestra to play concert Sept. 29 Wind Ensemble to premiere Gryc Trombone Concerto

The Hartt Symphony Orchestra will play their first concert of the new school year on September 29, 2006. The orchestra will play Brahms Symphony No. 4, the Egmont Overture of Ludwig V. Beethoven, and the Cyberbird Concerto of Japanese Composer Takashi Yoshimatsu, featuring Senior Saxophone student soloist Jeffrey Welsh.

Hartt Trombonists Ron Edwards, Kevin Virgilio and Jeff Shaw will play Alto, Tenor and Bass trombone respectively on the Brahms.

The concert will be held on September 29, 2006 in Lincoln Theatre at 7:30 pm.

Scott Hartman, Professor of Trombone at Yale University will Premiere Stephen Gryc's new Trombone Concerto Passagi for Trombone and Wind Ensemble next month on October 13, 2006.

Hartman will be rehearsing with the wind ensemble a few weeks prior to the concert.

Each movement was written for a different person influential to Gryc's life. The first, second and third movements were written for Trombonists David Livesay, Leslie Bassett, and Joseph Alessi respectively.

The piece written for trombonist Joseph Alessi, Principal of the New York Philharmonic, will be primiered with the Hartt Wind Ensemble in October, and then played again in March at the College Band Directors National Association's National Conference with Joseph Alessi.

Hartt Trombonists, David Julian, Matthew Russo and Peter Wood comprise the trombone section for the concerto.




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