Just a quick reminder that the 2016 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim is coming up fast. Many great performers and teachers are already scheduled and on the conference website. One player worthy of note: Ronald Romm (formerly of the Canadian Brass) will be giving a masterclass.
The International Trumpet Guild’s 2014 national conference happens to be in Valley Forge! It’s exciting to have the conference so close to home this year. Most of the events and activities will be from May 20-24, 2014 at Valley Forge Convention Center.
I was checking out the official website and some of the familiar artists performing are: Canadian Brass and two ensembles from my alma mater, West Chester University. Eric Ewazen will be one of the presenters. For more information, visit http://www.itg2014.com/
The Philadelphia Orchestra puts on wonderful educational programs for kids and families. There are two coming up at the Academy of Music Ballroom featuring brass instruments:
Saturday, February 8th at 10 and 11:15am and Monday, February 10th at 10 and 11:15am.
For information and tickets, go to
The Palisades Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Jack Schmidt, will perform a concert on January 26th with orchestra and soloists. See poster below for details (click to enlarge).
For tickets call 610-294-9039 or visit palisadescommunitychorus.org
On Saturday, December 7th, 2013 the chorus and orchestra, under the direction of Michael Kemp, will be performing:
Lt. Kije Suite -Sergei Prokofiev
Jeux d’enfants, Op. 22 -Georges Bizet
In Terra Pax -Gerald Finzi
Many Moods of Christmas -Robert Russell Bennett/Robert Shaw
The venue will be:
Gwynedd Mercy Academy Performing Arts Center
1345 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
for more information, go to: http://academyconcerts.org
On December 14th at 7:00pm, DVWS will present it’s Holiday concert, under the direction of Jerry Nowak at:
Charles Boehm Middle School
866 Big Oak Road
Yardley, PA 19067
Conductors include Jerry Nowak, Steve & Colleen Sweetsir and Sam D’Aversa.
On December 15th, 2013, the Jubilant Brass will be performing at Lansdale Presbyterian church at the 8:45am and 11:15am services. For more information on the church and directions, go to their website at:
Lansdale Presbyterian Church
450 Oak Park Rd.
Hatfield, PA 19440
Anyone in the New York City area on December 15th at 3:00pm- be sure to catch Phil Smith, my childhood friend, fellow Salvation Army member, and principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic in concert. He is performing with other principal brass players from the orchestra in their holiday program. Besides being a fantastic trumpet player, Phil is a great personal friend and wonderful Christian.
Link to tickets: https://nyphil.org/ConcertsTickets/Tickets/pickyourown?Perf=1116
December 15, 2013 — 4 p.m.
Service of Lessons and Carols
The glory of Christmas will be celebrated in this beautiful traditional service of music and Scripture readings by the choirs, orchestra, and handbells of Doylestown Presbyterian Church. This service will surely remind us of the true meaning of this blessed season. Plan to join us as we tell the story of the birth of our Savior. Free-will offering will be taken.
The church is located at 127 East Court St., Doylestown, PA 18901
On Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd at 7:00pm, the adult choir and orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Carol Habegger Ward, will be presenting the Christmas musical, All Is Well, Christ is Born.
Church of the Open Door
1260 Fort Washington Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034