Montreal to Feature Two Brass Concertos in October Concerts

Last month, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal announced its 2017-2018 season. With many concerts favoring major choral works – the season starts with Mahler’s 8th and ends with Beethoven’s 9th – nestled in the month of October will be three concerts that feature two brass concertos.

Entitled “From Ravel to Barber,” Adam Johnson will lead the OSM in performances of the Trumpet Concerto by John Estacio and the Trombone Concerto by Henri Tomasi. The Estacio concerto will be performed by the OSM Principal Trumpet, Paul Merkelo – recently featured on the cover the AFM magazine. The Tomasi concerto will be performed by James Box, the Principal Trombone of the OSM.

Other works to be featured on these concerts include:

Barber – Adagio for Strings
Ravel – Alborada del Gracioso
Bernstein – West Side Story: “Symphonic Dances”

The three concerts will be held on October 4th and 5th.
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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.