Pines of Rome: All Star Brass

This is a collection of some of the top brass players of our time performing Respighi’s Pines of Rome. This was originally an orchestral piece that Phil Snedecor orchestrated for this ensemble. It is a remarkable performance! I encourage all of my students to watch the entire video. These are some of the best of the best performing a very difficult arrangement.

Tine Thing Helseth – Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (live, 2006)

This is a video of a Christmas concert Tine Thing Helseth did with The Salvation Army’s Territorial Brass Orchestra in 2006 (I think she was about 20 at the time).

Gloria! The Brass of the WDR Symphony Orchestra

My German isn’t very good, but I believe these are brass players from a radio orchestra in Germany. It’s an informal video, but the musicianship here is excellent.

Ole Edvard Antonsen – Oh Holy Night

Here’s a very nice recording of a famous Norwegian trumpet player playing Oh Holy Night in front of what appears to be a train crossing. Just beautiful!

Trumpet Concert of the Year

I meant to post this earlier. This is most definitely the concert of the year for Houston trumpet players. If you are my student, I strongly recommend attending this concert!

Symphony Orchestra: Featuring Faculty Mark Hughes and Robert Walp, trumpet with Guests Randy Brecker, Michael Martin, Allen Vizzutti, trumpet — Works by Tchaikovsky, Arutiunian, Lieuwen, Lington

Thu, December 3, 7:30pm – 7:30pm
Moores Opera House (map)

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Franz Anton Krager, conductor Kris Chapman, conductor Randy Brecker, trumpet Mark Hughes, trumpet Michael Martin, trumpet Allen Vizzutti, trumpet Robert Walp, trumpet
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Arutiunian: Concerto for Trumpet
Lieuwen: Concerto Alfresco
Lington: Triple Concerto (World Premiere)

Moores Opera House
Tickets: $12 Adults $7 Students/Seniors

Moores Box Office: 713-743-3313

Trumpet Listening: The Woodlands Symphony Handel’s Messiah

Reunited! The Woodlands Symphony and the Wodlands Chorale return to present: Handel’s Messiah. Selections from all three sections with a choir 90 strong, soloists and an authentic Baroque style orchestra.

Trumpet Listening – Empire Brass – Sleigh Ride

The Empire Brass has been one of the most popular American brass quintets. They have a reputation for virtuosic performances with impeccable quality. The Empire Brass has been active since 1972, touring, recording and commissioning new arrangements for brass quintet.

Trumpet Listening: Melissa Venema

Melissa Venema is a young, Dutch trumpet soloist. We like her trumpet playing and her musicianship a lot and we’re sharing it today for our younger students. We want you to see how beautiful the trumpet can sound, even at a very young age.