Acclaimed trumpeter Jens Lindemann to join the New Philharmonic in performances this November (photo courtesy of New Philharmonic).
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Internationally Acclaimed Trumpeter Jens Lindemann to Join New Philharmonic for Arutiunian's Trump Concerto
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts
Acclaimed trumpeter Jens Lindemann joins New Philharmonic as guest artist, under the baton of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, for an intriguing and entertaining concert program featuring works by Wagner, Arutiunian and Rimsky-Korsakov this fall.
Lindemann was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” by Brass Herald.
The concert program features Wagner’s Rienzi Overture. The work served as prelude to his most successful opera, Rienzi, der letzte der Tribunen, while it admittedly was not among Wagner’s favorite. Also on the program is Soviet/American composer Alexander Grigori Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto featuring Jens Lindemann. Finally, Rimsky-Korsakov’s popular Scheherazade, Op. 35 caps the program. Also knowns as “The Arabian Nights,” Scheherazade combines two features typical of Russian music—and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular—dazzling, colorful orchestration and an interest in the East.
A Julliard graduate and former member of Canadian Brass (1996-2001), Jens Lindemann has had an extensive career as a trumpeter playing major concert venues around the world from the New York, Los Angeles and London Philharmonic to Tokyo's Suntory Hall and even the Great wall of China. He has performed as soloist and recording artist with classical luminaries like Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Angel Romero, Charles Dutoit and Bramwell Tovey and had a solo Command Performance for the Queen of England.
The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at the McAninch Arts Center. A free MAC Chat led by freelance musician and Wheaton College faculty member Kevin Harrison will precede each concert. Tickets are $51. A limited number of $10 tickets are available for students with valid ID. For tickets or more information visit AtTheMAC.org or call 630.942.4000.