Currently I'm preparing for a CD recording Hermann Pallhuber's wonderful new compostion 'Bliss' in Innsbruck next wednesday, 13th July with the Stadtmusikkappelle Wilten.
Then, we'll give a live outdoor concert on Sat. 16 July at the Imperial Hofburg of Emperor Maximilian I. See www.promenadenkonzerte.at for full details of this simply wonderful concert series featuring wind orchestras and brass bands (including the BrassBand of Upper Austria)
On the 14th and 15th I'll be giving a two day masterclass (applications now closed) close to Innsbruck
The following day, 17th July I'll play a concert with my old friends Trombonisti Italiani (led by the inimitable Lito Fontana) as part of the Carinthischer Sommer Festival - Ossiach/Villach (Austria)
20.00hrs. See festival website: www.carinthischersommer.at
See HERE for the actual concert page of the brochure.
Again, here is another outstanding summer music fesitval in the heart of Europe
We'll be playing pieces from the popular CD we made some years ago 4Valves4Slides,
The concert rep will be :
Gioacchino Rossini: La Danza,
Ouvertüre aus der Oper „Wilhelm Tell"
Ástor Piazzolla: Libertango
Gerardo Matos Rodríguez: La cumparsit
Giacomo Puccini: Recondita Harmonia
Tienno Pattacini: Battagliero
Henry Fillmore: Lassus trombone
Paul McCartney: Hey Jude
Bart Howard: Fly me to the moon
Charlie Parker: Au Privave
Richard Rodgers: My funny Valentine
From there I'll be flying south to Sicily, Southern Italy for three concerts (21,22,23) with the superb Messina Brass Band under the leadership of Giuseppe Paratore.
The concerts are in Acireale ,Giardini Naxos and Messina
It will be our 3rd concert series together and will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band, fresh from its highly successful appearance at the recent European BB Championships in Montreux.
Rep for the concerts will include:
Walking on Music (Deronge)
Fast Finger Fandango (Bruce Fraser)
Harlequin (Sparke), Banjo and Fiddle (Kroll Arr Ruedi)
I hope you're all enjoying the summer and I hope see any of you who may be able to attend any of these concerts.