January 21, 2018

SUNDAY JANUARY 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM


Gisèle Ben-Dor, Conductor
First Baptist Church in Newton
Price Range: $20 – $70

Concerto for Trumpet and Strings
Jeffrey Work, Trumpet


Petite Symphony for 9 Wind Instruments in Bb Major

Symphony No. 5

Pro Arte’s wind and brass players take center stage at the second of our anniversary concerts. American composer Eric Ewazen wrote his expressive Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in 1998 for trumpeter Jeffrey Work, a former Pro Arte member and current principal trumpet with the Oregon Symphony, who reprises his solo performance.  Also on the program is French composer Charles Gounod’s 1885 Petite Symphonie which pays charming homage to the Classical-era wind ensembles of the previous century.  The concert comes to a triumphant close with Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5.