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New Events

I am substituting with the Aurora Symphony for the opening concert of the 35th Anniversary season. There is a possibility for this to turn into a permanent position. Come enjoy the concert featuring Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Chausson Poeme, and Verdi La Forza Del Destino Overture. Visit the Projects/Events page for more details.

New Video, New Event

I have posted a new Featured YouTube Video of the “Galop” from Rossini’s William Tell Overture played by trombone quartet.

Also, check out the following new event:

  • April 8-9, 2011 @ SLC Tabernacle and Browning Fine Arts Center – The Utah premiere of Rob Gardner’s Lamb of God with choir, orchestra, and soloists. See the Projects/Events page for more information.

Concert Week, New Featured Video

The time for the Orchestra at Temple Square Spring Concert is fast approaching. I hope to see a lot of people there to enjoy the great music.

The Featured YouTube Video showcases a smooth solo by Bill Watrous. Check it out!

“One Nation” Success, New Video

Thank you to everyone who came to the “One Nation, Under God” event. I enjoyed performing the patriotic music with the different choirs. The youth choirs were especially fun to listen to (and watch…some of them were so little!). I hope everone had a good time.

I have also updated the Featured YouTube video with a fine rendition of the first trombone solo in Mahler’s Third Symphony. This is one of the very few instances of orchestral literature that features the trombone in such a prominent way, and van Rijen does a great job. Check it out on the sidebar.

“One Nation, Under God” 2011

Once again, Lex de Azevedo and the Millenium Choir present “One Nation, Under God”, an inspiring and patriotic evening of music and speech.  I invite you to attend this free performance on February 19 at 7:00 pm in the Utah State Capital Rotunda. Last year’s performance was fantastic and I am looking forward to performing again in this wonderful show.

See the Millenium Choir’s Website for more information.