by Alice Koeninger
From June 16-24, the Cleveland Trombone Seminar, spearheaded by Cleveland Orchestra assistant principal trombone Shachar Israel, will feature a series of performances by faculty and students in Drinko Hall at Cleveland State University. CTS is a week-long seminar for young trombonists designed to further their professional education. In addition to master classes, it presents clinics on form and performance anxiety and focuses on optimal progress through correct practice.
Guest instructors include Randall Hawes, bass trombone for the Detroit Symphony and professor at Northwestern University; Stephen Lange, second trombone for the Boston Symphony and New England Conservatory faculty; and Craig Knox, tubist for the Pittsburgh Symphony and faculty at Carnegie Mellon. Tickets can be purchased at the door for all concerts and recitals. Ticket pricing and parking info are available here.
The seminar kicks off this Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 pm with a concert by CTS director Shachar Israel (above) and pianist Martha Locker.
On Monday, June 18, Matthew Vaughn, associate principal trombone for the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute professor, will also perform with Martha Locker in a recital at 7:00 pm.
Wednesday, June 20 features Penn State Professor of Trombone Mark Lusk and pianist Deborah Yasutake in a 7:00 pm performance.
Blair Bollinger, bass trombone for the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute faculty, will perform with pianist Kathryn Goodson on Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 pm for the last faculty recital of the seminar.
Friday, June 22 features CTS participants and associates in a chamber music concert at 7:00 pm. Come hear what they’ve been working on! Admission is free.
Rounding out the seminar is the final CTS Trombone Choir concert at 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 23. This concert is also free and features CTS participants and associates.
Published on ClevelandClassical.com June 14, 2018.
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