Publick Musick and trumpet player Brian Shaw will headline the next Third Thursday Concert on the Eastman School of Music’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery, on February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Shaw is associate professor of trumpet and jazz studies at Louisiana State University and co-principal trumpet of the Dallas Wind Symphony. Active as a Baroque trumpet player, Shaw has performed throughout North America and has recorded a CD titled Virtuoso Concertos for Clarino. The recording includes some of the most difficult pieces ever written for the instrument, accompanied by an orchestra comprised of New York’s finest period musicians. Shaw received his Bachelor of Music degree at Eastern Illinois University, his Master of Music degree at Eastman, and his Doctor of Music degree at the University of Texas as Austin.
Shaw will be joined on the program by Publick Music members Boel Gidholm and Mary Riccardi, baroque violins; Cynthia Black, baroque viola; Christopher Haritatos, baroque cello; Deborah Fox, theorbo; and Eastman doctoral student Naomi Gregory, organ continuo.
The concert will be centered on music from Bologna, whose magnificent San Petronio Basilica was a major European center of musical innovation in the late 1600s, and will feature the works of Torelli and Corelli. The program will also explore the early history of the trumpet as a concert instrument, starting with some of the first works published for trumpet and organ in 1638, through the trumpet concertos of German composers of the mid-1700s.
The program also includes Edoardo Bellotti, Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord, and Improvisation at the Eastman School of Music, performing organ solos by Giovanni Paolo Colonna and Giulio Cesare Arresti, who were both active in the San Petronio Basilica in the late 1600s.
Admission to the concert is included with Memorial Art Gallery admission.
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