Princeton University Department of Music Presents Faculty Trio Concert Titled “The Little/Big Project” April 1
For Immediate Release Contact: Ernie Clark
PRINCETON, New Jersey — Trombone instructor Benjamin Herrington has organized a recital with two Princeton colleagues (Geoffrey Burleson, keyboards and John Ferrari, percussion) in Fine Hall’s Taplin Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1. The performance is free and the public is cordially invited. Selections by living composers Charles Wuorinen, Leslie Bassett, Travis Alford, Christian Gentry (latter two world premieres), and David Sanborn (New Jersey premiere) have been programmed.
States Herrington, “Outside the brass quintet world, I’ve noticed an unfortunate dearth of chamber repertoire featuring trombone. My goal is to help fill this void by commissioning small ensemble works that will fully exploit the wonderful versatility of the trombone. By seeking out composers with innovative vision and unique talent, I hope to see these works become part of the standard chamber music repertoire.”
Herrington is a founding member of Meridian Arts Ensemble. This brass and percussion group has performed thousands of concerts throughout 16 countries, recorded 10 CDs and over the past 22 years, has received numerous awards and accolades. Burleson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America, and is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz performer. Ferrari enjoys a career as a versatile classical and hand percussionist, drummer, conductor, and educator in the New York area. He is a founding member of the Naumburg Award winning New Millennium Ensemble.
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