As part of his 2019 United States tour, brilliant Welsh trumpeter Huw Morgan will present an all-French program in Waco on Wednesday, January 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. His pianist for this tour is nationally recognized collaborative artist Rebecca Wilt.
Huw Morgan combines a flourishing solo career with his role as principal trumpet in the Sinfonieorchester Basel, and he is also a founding member of the London-based ensemble Septura. Highlights in recent seasons include concerto appearances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Northern Sinfonia, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Hamburg Camerata, and European Union Chamber Orchestra, working under such famous conductors as Yan Pascal Tortelier, Philippe Herreweghe, and Thomas Zehetmair. Mr. Morgan appears regularly as guest principal with many leading ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, BBC Philharmonic, Nash Ensemble, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He serves as a guest professor at London’s Royal Academy of Music and at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel.
Pianist Rebecca Wilt has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Among the prominent singers with whom she has collaborated are Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Shirley Verrett, Dawn Upshaw, William Warfield, Jennifer Lane, Eleni Matos, Stuart Neill, Stanley Jackson, Cynthia Lawrence, Cheryl Studer, and Scott Bearden.
This Baylor program, “The French Connection,” will include music by such composers as Jacques Ibert, Florent Schmitt, Reynaldo Hahn, Claude Debussy, Jean Hubeau, and Pierre Sancan.
The guest recital by Huw Morgan and Rebecca Wilt is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.