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Trumpets 5, Music of Our Time

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:30 PM (Add to calendar)

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • David Bilger

This concert is part of the Musical Fund Society Series

Principal Trumpets David Bilger (Philadelphia Orchestra) and Thomas Rolfs (Boston Symphony) are joined by their colleagues Jeffery Curnow, Anthony Prisk, Benjamin Wright, and pianist Susan Nowicki in a program featuring solo works and pieces for various combinations of trumpets written since 1945.

David Bilger, trumpet; Thomas Rolfs, trumpet; Anthony Prisk, trumpet; Jeffrey Curnow, trumpet; Benjamin Wright, trumpet; Susan Nowicki, piano

Presser: Adagio from Suite No. 1
Ketting: Intrada
Benjamin: Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury
Stevens: Trumpet Sonata
Ochoa: Stills in Black and White
Reynolds: Music for Five Trumpets
Gubaidulina: Trio for Three Trumpets
Takemitsu: Paths for Two Trumpets
Boutry: Fanfares pour les Temps Legendaires
Plog: Contrasts for Five Trumpets


This concert is supported by Grant Greapentrog.

David Bilger, trumpet

Hailed by the New York Times for his playing of “easy brilliance” and by the Washington Post for his “engaging legato touch,” David Bilger has held the position of principal trumpet of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995. Prior to joining the Orchestra, he held the same position with the Dallas Symphony. Mr. Bilger has appeared.

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Thomas Rolfs, trumpet

Thomas Rolfs, Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, began his career with the BSO in 1991 under Seiji Ozawa. He served first as 4th trumpet, and was later promoted by Ozawa to Associate Principal Trumpet. He was promoted to Principal Trumpet by James Levine. As a student, Mr. Rolfs was.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of…more info