And the Trumpets Shall Sound: Hanover Wind Symphony to perform in Morristown on February 10

And the Trumpets Shall Sound: Hanover Wind Symphony to perform  in Morristown on February 10

(Morristown, NJ) —The Hanover Wind Symphony will perform a special concert entitled And the Trumpets Shall Sound at the Morris Museum on Sunday, February 10 at 2:00.  The concert will feature the Hanover Wind Symphony’s trumpet section, and guest soloist, Michael R. Baker.  The concert is being held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful: Treasures from the National Music Museum, which is on view through Sunday, March 17.

Wind bands like the Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) are versatile and flexible ensembles with a wonderful repertoire of original wind literature written for them. “This concert hopes to be a wonderful companion program to the Museum’s exhibition Trumpets, Weird and Wonderful: Treasures from the National Music Museum,” states Matthew Paterno, Music Director and Lead Conductor of the Hanover Wind Symphony. “We are proud to feature professional trumpet/cornet player Michael R. Baker as well as some great band literature that highlights the HWS trumpet section.”

In addition to Matthew Paterno, Kurt Zimmermann, the Associate Music Director, will also conduct a portion of the program.  Michael R. Baker, the trumpet/cornet soloist for this concert, began his studies on the cornet at The Salvation Army with Derek Smith at the age of nine.  He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Juilliard School where he studied trumpet with Philip Smith, Mark Gould and Edward Treutel. Besides his second trumpet position with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, he is a busy freelance musician in the New York area playing with the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera.  He has also played several shows on Broadway.  Baker is also a member of the prestigious Brass Band of Battle Creek.  He can be heard on many recordings of the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and both the Montclair Citadel Band and the New York Staff Band of The Salvation Army. Baker teaches trumpet at William Paterson University.

One of only a small number of community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, the Hanover Wind Symphony delights audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The symphonic band is composed exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, playing at a variety of venues in and around greater Morris County, NJ.  When the group started playing together in 1985, there were 30 musicians. Now in its 34th season, the Hanover Wind Symphony has more than doubled in size. Its members are full-time professionals working outside the field of music and include accountants, attorneys, engineers, and corporate executives. A number of music educators also perform with the symphony as an outlet for their creative talents and an opportunity to refine their musical skills.


The Hanover Wind Symphony’s program will include:

Galactic Fanfare…………………………………………..…Randall D. Standridge

At Morning’s First Light……………………………………..David R. Gillingham

Concerto for Trumpet and Symphonic Band………………..Alexander Arutiunian

Michael R. Baker-Trumpet

Danzon……………………………………………………….…..Leonard Bernstein

Kurt Zimmermann-Conductor

Ride……………………………………………………………………Samuel Hazo

Richard Barrieres-Conductor

Willow Echoes………………………………………………………..Frank Simon

Michael R. Baker-Cornet

Gabriel’s Oboe…………………………..Ennio Morricone/arr. Robert Longfield

Michael R. Baker-Piccolo Trumpet

The Falls……………………………………………………..….Rossano Gallante

 

The Hanover Wind Symphony is a non-profit organization fulfilling its mission – to bring “music to people and people to music.” Called the “hidden gem” by the Daily Record, the ensemble offers a bright future for music in our community.

Tickets for this concert are $20 for Museum Members, $25 for non-members, $20 for Seniors, and $15 for students (with valid student ID).  They can be purchase on-site at the Museum and are available through the Bickford Theatre website at www.morrismuseum.org/community-performances.

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