This new presentation includes a new essay by music critic and scholar Thomas Larson and Aaron Copland’s iconic work Quiet City featuring trumpet player Chris Coletti and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Thomas Larson is a journalist, book/music critic, and memoirist known for his books The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’ (Pegasus Press) and Spirituality and the Writer: A Personal Inquiry (Swallow Press). He has presented several lectures at The Sembrich in recent years.
Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Chris Coletti is a soloist, chamber music and orchestral musician. Famous for his work with Canadian Brass (2009-2019), Coletti is also Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Ithaca College School of Music.
Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia, solo English horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995, has toured the globe with The Philadelphia Orchestra to wide critical acclaim with many of the world’s finest conductors. She has premiered several solo English horn pieces written expressly for her, including concertos by Behzad Ranjbaran and Nicholas Maw, and David Ludwig’s Piccola Notturna for English horn, harp, and string quintet.
Other performers include Philip Kates and Yu-Ting Chen, violins, Meng Wang, viola, and John Koen, cello, all members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as Slaveiko Slavov, bass. This is the final presentation in The Sembrich’s 20/20: Virtual Visionaries summer festival and its four-part Alfred Z. Solomon Innovator Series. To view this presentation, visit the Sembrich website.
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Photo of Aaron Copland provided by The Sembrich.