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Sound the Trumpets! Student Matinee
November 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Grade Recommendation: Elementary, Middle & High School
Curriculum Connections: Music, History
With Vince DiMartino (United States) & John Foster (Australia)
Sound the Trumpets! takes a light-hearted romp through the history of the trumpet, from found objects to the most fragile and intricately constructed instruments. Master performers Vince DiMartino (United States) and John Foster (Australia) take the audience on a lightning-speed and sometimes humorous journey through the musical history of one of the most vibrant and recognizable instruments: The Trumpet. DiMartino is a Danville, Kentucky resident, former professor of music at Centre College and the University of Kentucky, former President of The International Trumpet Guild, and has toured internationally as a trumpet soloist. Foster is the Artistic Director for the Australian Baroque Brass, former member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, has made numerous solo recordings, and toured as a trumpet soloist with some of the world’s leading orchestras. The duo’s program in the Weisiger Theatre will feature a variety of instruments all belonging to the trumpet family such as the conch shell, Shofar, Digeridoo, and English Slide Trumpet and music styles that prominently feature the trumpet including music of the Civil War, New Orleans Jazz, Pops, and Classical.
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Vince DiMartino is one of the most sought after trumpet performers and educators. Since graduating from The Eastman School of Music in 1972, professor DiMartino had taught at the University of Kentucky until 1993. At that time, Mr. DiMartino began a new appointment as Distinguished Artist-in-residence at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. There he taught trumpet, brass and jazz ensembles, and jazz history. He served as the Music Chair and coordinator of the Centre College Instrumental Program. Mr. DiMartino has been soloist with many symphony orchestras including Cincinnati, Buffalo, Sante Fe, North Carolina, Orlando, Baton Rouge and Rochester, New York. He also appeared as guest soloist with the Boston Pops on their Summer Tour ‘99 and a national television broadcast of the same. Mr. DiMartino is also prominently featured on some of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s most recent recordings including, “Mancini’s Greatest Hits,” “Bond and Beyond,” “Big Hit Parade,” and ”Hollywood’s Greatest Hits.” View the Artist Page for Vincent DiMartino
John Foster is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of performance on historical trumpets and cornetto, and is the Artistic Director of the renowned ensemble Australian Baroque Brass. John has also been a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from 2001-2013. John has appeared as soloist at festivals and concert series worldwide and performed as soloist with many leading orchestras and ensembles, including: the Sydney Symphony, Sydney Philharmonia, Queensland Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Norwich Baroque (United Kingdom) among others. In 2011 John also performed J.S.Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.2 with Belgium’s leading baroque orchestra ‘Il Fundamento’. John was also a soloist for the launch of the Kammerorchester Basel (Switzerland) 2012 season. View the Artist Page for John Foster
“Vince DiMartino is one of the most sought after trumpet performers and educators.” -TorpedoBags
“[DiMartino] can fit well into the contemporary jazz scene without losing any of the unique sound that continues to send tingles up and down the spines of listeners…” -All Music
“…with an established and international solo career, John Foster is a deservedly acclaimed performer.” -Fine Music Magazine
“…played with flawless precision and impeccable taste… the new standard for baroque trumpet performance.” -International Trumpet Guild Journal