Tuesdays on the Tube: David Maslanka

A few days ago, the music world lost an illustrious composer known for his melodious works for the wind band. David Maslanka’s music not only inspired the listener but also the performer with his music. In addition to his over 150 wind compositions, Maslanka wrote works for chamber groups as well as for solo and piano. The trombone community is fortunate to have a concerto written by this composer. Maslanka’s trombone concerto was written in 2007 for Gary Green and Tim Connor who were from the University of Miami (FL) at the time of the premiere.

While the video below is not from YouTube, it still gives an excellent representation of this work that triggers the emotions of reality as well as memorializes those who have gone on before us. Please enjoy this performance given by the Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Michael Mulcahy as soloist.

Video: Concerto for Trombone and Wind Ensemble, David Maslanka

Photo Credit: Sue Rissberger Photography

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.