JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Perform First Ever Triple Trombone Concerto

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On November 16, 17 and 18, 2012 JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed the world premiere of Eric Ewazen’s Triple Concerto for Three Trombones and Orchestra featuring the trombone section of the BPO, Jonathan Lombardo and Timothy Smith, trombones, and Jeffrey Dee, bass trombone. The piece is the first-ever triple trombone concerto written by a major composer. The second movement is an elegy in memory of Scott Parkinson, the BPO’s principal trombonist who died suddenly at the age of 27 in 2004.The performances were held at
10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. All performances took place at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.

“The Buffalo Philharmonic is very lucky to have one of the most dynamic and musical trombone sections in the country, and Eric Ewazen’s new concerto is an extraordinary recognition of their brilliance, and an overwhelming gift to our orchestra,” said BPO music director JoAnn Falletta. “Eric is a superb composer whose works are beloved all over the world, and his special talent for writing for trombone is legendary. This concerto will be part of the legacy of Jon, Tim and Jeff and their tenure in the Philharmonic. We know it will be played by trombonists everywhere, and we are especially proud that it was born in Buffalo.”
This season, the Buffalo Philharmonic will continue their award-winning exploration of the music of Holocaust victim, Marcel Tyberg, recording his Second Symphony to be released on the Naxos label. In May 2013 the Buffalo Philharmonic will perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the Spring for Music Festival. Recent awards include the 2011 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.
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