Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:05 AM
TROMBONIST JOHN LOFTON FEATURED IN CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA CONCERT - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS
If you go What: Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 Where: Tivoli Theater, 709 Broad St. When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 Admission: $15-$56 For more information: chattanoogasymphony.org John Lofton / CSO contributed photo John Lofton / CSO contributed photo Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Californian John Lofton, bass trombonist, will be the guest soloist with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera for the concert Thursday, March 28, at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St, Lofton will be featured on Concerto for Bass Trombone & Orchestra by Chris Brubeck in the program that also includes "E Pluribus Unum" by Jonathan McNair and Symphony No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Written after the death of Stalin, Shostakovich's monumental Symphony No. 10 evokes despair, terror, darkness, light and climactic triumph. Brubeck's Concerto for Bass Trombone is fun, whimsical and often described as joyous, bright and a little adventurous. Lofton is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. He began his professional career as bass trombonist with the State Orchestra of Mexico before moving to Hawaii to perform with the Honolulu Symphony. He later became the bass trombonist of the Phoenix Symphony. In 2008, Lofton was appointed ...
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