Trombone Quartet Features MN Orch Players Sunday

Posted on September 20th, 2010 by

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to present the Westside Trombone Quartet and their special guest artists Kari Sundstrom and Doug Wright of the Minnesota Orchestra on Sunday, September 26 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. Admission to this guest artist concert is free and open to the public.

Founded in 2003, The Westside Trombone Quartet came together to play for an event organized by trombonist Matt James’ wife. He knew fellow trombonists Dave Dahlgren and Lee Dummer (both of whom are graduates of Gustavus). Sensing an opportunity to fulfill his hope of founding a trombone quartet, Davie Dahlgren convinced Chris Fulton to fill the quartet. They have been playing together since that time and, according to their official website, they don’t have plans to stop.

To assist in the program developed for this performance at Gustavus, WTQ has invited Minnesota Orchestra trombonists Kari Sundstrom and Doug Wright, and enlisted another Gustavus trombone alumnus David Adolphson and the chair of the Department of Music and frequent MN Orch performer Scott Moore to participate. Gustavus Wind Orchestra conductor Douglas Nimmo will direct the octet.

The first half of Sunday’s concert features the quartet in selections from their fall concert program, Myths & Legends. They will open with a Dave Thomas arrangement of Samuel Scheidt’s Canzona Bergamasca and Bach’s Fugue in D minor, followed by Eric Ewazen’s four-movement Myths and Legends, before leading into intermission with Hoagy Carmichael’s Georgia on My Mind and Sonny Rollins’ St. Thomas. Following intermission the quartet will bring its guest artists together, under the direction of Douglas Nimmo, to perform works by Bach, Gabrieli, Faure and Handel before concluding the program with Cole Porter’s It’s All Right With Me and Jerome Kern’s All the Things You Are.

Sunday’s guest performance by the Westside Trombone Quartet with special guest artists Kari Sundstrom and Doug Wright begins at 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A reception for the quartet and all of its guest artists will be held in the recital hall lobby following the performance.


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