Baylor Trombone Ensembles with Guest Soloist Bradley White

November 1, 2021
The Baylor University Trombone Ensembles, twelve members from the Trombone Studio of Brent Phillips, Professor of Trombone, will be joined by guest artist Bradley White for a performance on Wednesday, November 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
Bradley White currently serves as Acting Principal Trombone with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. A native Houstonian, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and his Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Then he joined the Houston Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2001 as Associate Principal and Second Trombone. Bradley White has performed with Ambient Brass, the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, and the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.
The Baylor concert opens with Toward Eternity by James Naigus, featuring Conor Wilson, Brent Phillips, and Associate Professor of Piano Kae Hosoda-Ayer. Toward Eternity is a Baylor commission and premiere.
Three pieces by Steven Verhelst will be heard, his Fire Horse, Kaleidoscope (with Bradley White as soloist), and Giant’s Tale.
The Baylor Trombone Ensembles will present two pieces by group member Zachary Bell, a senior composition major from Boerne, Texas. They will play Mr. Bell’s Five Movements for Four Trombones and then the world premiere of Tenderbox.
Also on the program is Sonnet IX by Daniela Candillari.
Audience members who wish to attend a reception for Bradley White and the Baylor Trombone Ensembles may walk to the North Village Quadrangle for a performance of James Pugh’s Lost in the Zonules of Zinn for low brass.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. It is also available for livestreaming at baylor.edu/music/live.
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