A Nice Thing To Do In June

Posted by: Dave Douglas on May 15, 2009 @ 10:45 am
Filed under: Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts)

The first installment of the

2009 FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC

begins in late June with events curated by Taylor Ho Bynum and Chris DiMeglio. Trumpeters performing represent a wide range of musical traditions, genres and techniques. RJ Avallone, Josh Berman, Greg Bobulinski, Thomas Heberer, Russ Johnson, Jordan McLean, Nadje Noordhuis and Leron Thomas will perform with their respective ensembles. Nadje has been commissioned to write new music for the event.

Also, master trumpeters Laurie Frink and John McNeil will offer free workshops and lessons. Those interested must register in advance. To do so click here. All this happens June 26 – 28 in New York.

FONT Music is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that sustains trumpeters and new trumpet music by commissioning composers, producing concerts, presenting workshops and panels, and supporting music programs in New York City’s public schools. Created by trumpeters for trumpeters, the organization and its diverse programs are currently overseen by Founding Artistic Director Dave Douglas and a volunteer board featuring some of contemporary trumpet music’s most celebrated practitioners.

Learn more about FONT Music, its activities, its other future events and how to contribute at http://fontmusic.org

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