Blog Topic: Live Performance


Philadelphia Orchestra Brass Ensemble plays “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Enough said.

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Tine Thing Helseth!

It’s a little out of season to feature this familiar tune, but a trumpet sound like this never goes out of season. Please check out Tine-she’s got at least one solo cd out with more on the way. She’s an … Continue reading

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Bruckner Symphony No. 7 – Herseth shows how it’s done

I’m currently working up Bruckner Symphony No. 7 for an upcoming concert. After listening to a few recordings, I decided to consult YouTube for some more interpretations. I found a real gem of a performance, the Chicago Symphony under Solti. … Continue reading

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D’CalleSon plays Alterra at the Lake 7/28/11

I had a blast playing with D’CalleSon last night at Alterra‘s Musica del Lago series. Check out D’CalleSon’s newest original MANOS DURAS composed by Miguel A Colon Jr. and arranged by Edwin Sanchez. Other tunes from the same show:

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Hakan Hardenberger Masterclass

A video of a masterclass given by one of Europe’s finest trumpet players. Enjoy!

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National Brass Symposium master class

Here’s an excellent video of orchestral brass playing. It’s the famous chorale in the 5th movement of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony. Note the trumpet section is made up of the principals of the New York Philharmonic (Philip Smith), Cleveland Orchestra (Michael … Continue reading

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The lighter side of the trumpet……

Some excellent playing here from Markus Wursch on both Bb/A piccolo and G trumpet.

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Stockholm Chamber Brass!

Here’s a fun video of some great brass playing with some fun percussion stuff too!

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Snooky Young, R.I.P.

One of the great lead trumpet players of all time has passed away. Famous for playing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Tonight Show Band, and many others, Snooky epitomized the style, panache, musicality, and leadership of the big band … Continue reading

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Thomas Hooten plays Turrin’s Chronicles

Here’s a fantastic clip of Thomas Hooten, principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony, performing with the U.S. Air Force Band at the 2011 National Trumpet Competition. The piece is the third movement of Chronicles by Joesph Turrin. Thomas displays a … Continue reading

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