January 21, 2018

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James Somerville


SUNDAY JANUARY 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM

James Somerville, Guest Conductor
First Baptist Church in Newton
Price Range: $20 – $70

EWAZEN
Concerto for Trumpet and Strings
Jeffrey Work, Trumpet

GOUNOD
Petite Symphony for 9 Wind Instruments in Bb Major

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5

Pro Arte’s wind and brass players take center stage at the second of our anniversary concerts, led at the podium by BSO horn player and conductor, James Somerville.  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.