Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra presented internationally-renowned trumpeter James Thompson
The GYSO welcomed trumpeter James Thompson as the soloist in our Spring Concert on Friday May 17 at 7:30 pm at Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Avenue, Guelph. Mr. Thompson also gave a free master class at Harcourt on Thursday May 16 at 5:30 pm.
Internationally renowned James Thompson is a professor of music at the famed Eastman School of Music, but he was also principal trumpet for the Montreal Symphony (under Charles Dutoit) and the Atlanta Symphony. Since joining the faculty of the Eastman School he has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with orchestras that include the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as the Baltimore, Seattle, and Boston Symphonies. Mr. Thompson can be heard on CDs with the Montreal and Atlanta Symphony’s, as well as solo and chamber projects. His recordings of the Shoshtakovitch Concerto #1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings and Mahler Symphony #5 were Stereo Review’s records of the Month.
The concert also featured Cuban Music Legend, Bobby Carcasses who generously offered to play the piano and sing an original afro-cuban song. The program included VON WEBERN: Oberon Overture, MOZART: Symphony no. 40 (1st movement), HUMMEL: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat, MASCAGNI: Intermezzo, LECUONA: Andalucia Suite.