Baroque trumpet virtuoso Brian Shaw presents the next Third Thursday Concert on Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The program explores the solo trumpet repertoire of the Italian Baroque, from the mid-17th century to the early 18th century.
Shaw’s program includes music by trumpeter Girolamo Fantini (1600-1675), who was central in the early development of the trumpet as a solo instrument in Italy. Fantini published one of the first-known trumpet-playing methods in 1638, and was widely known for his skill on the instrument. Other featured composers include Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Tomaso Albinoni, and Alessandro Scarlatti.
Shaw will be joined by Naomi Gregory, organ, Boel Gidholm, baroque violin, and Ekaterina Gorlova, soprano. Gregory is a PhD student in musicology at the Eastman School of Music; she received her DMA in organ performance at the school in 2014. Gidholm is co-artistic director of Publick Musick, a Rochester-based period instrument ensemble specializing in vibrant, historically informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries and beyond. Gorlova is a senior voice major at Eastman in the studio of Professor of Voice Anthony Dean Griffey.
Program is Free with Admission to the Gallery. More information here.