Brass Soloists To Perform With St. Louis Symphony

In less than a month, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will be featuring not one, but two of their brass musicians in a “one-night only”concert. One of the works performed will be the orchestral premiere of James Stephenson‘s The Arch for Bass Trombone and Orchestra. This piece will be performed by Gerry Pagano, Bass Trombone of the SLSO. Click here to read more about this piece originally written with piano.






The other brass soloist will be Julie Thayer, Fourth Horn with the SLSO. She will be performing the Nocturno for Horn and Orchestra written by Franz Strauss.

This performance will be held on Friday, April 28, in Powell Hall. Other pieces on the program include:

  • Weber – Der Freischütz Overture
  • Walton – Crown Imperial (Coronation March)
  • Mendelssohn – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
  • Debussy – Clair de lune
  • Tchaikovsky – Capriccio Italien

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Click here for Gerry Pagano’s newest album, Horizons.

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith is a trombonist, brass teacher, and blogger. He studied music performance at both Grace College and Carnegie Mellon University, and currently is the bass trombonist for Orchestra Iowa and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Jeremy started Last Row Music as an online resource of job postings and artist links for brass musicians around the world. When he is not performing or blogging, Jeremy is giving brass lessons to students throughout the country from his home in Centerburg, Ohio.