Friday, January 27, 2017 04:30 AM
TRUMPETER BILLY HUNTER SOARS AS SOLOIST WITH CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS
Billy Hunter, principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera, was the featured artist for the CSO Masterworks Concert Jan. 26. Billy Hunter, principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera,... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Tonight at the Tivoli Theater, the Chattanooga Symphony, under the baton of Music Director Kayoko Dan, performed another exciting and engaging program, this time with music by Franz Schubert, Johann Hummel and Antonin Dvorak. The orchestra was once again in fine voice and in top form, and Maestra Dan led the ensemble with clarity, understanding and expression. The concert opened with a stirring performance of Franz Schubert's charming Rosemunde Overture, Op. 26. The tuneful first theme was beautifully shaped and phrased by the winds and strings, and the contrasting, sprightly and vigorous section that followed was nicely balanced throughout, with tight musical ensemble. The featured soloist for the evening was The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra's Principal Trumpet, Billy Hunter. He performed the Trumpet Concerto by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, composed in 1803. It is a tour de force work that takes the soloist through a wide range of technical and stylistic demands, and illustrates the trumpet's two primary stylistic characteristics: the more familiar "declamatory" style (heard in fanfares, ...
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