The Evanston Symphony Orchestra, led my Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, will present The Virtuoso Trumpet on March 17 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Evanston resident Tage Larsen has been a member of the vaunted brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for over 15 years, and he will share his virtuosity in the most popular of trumpet concertos, that of Franz Joseph Haydn.
\The program opens with one of Verdi’s greatest overtures, I Vespri Siciliani and continues with Grieg’s Holberg Suite for strings which is based on Norwegian themes. A short Gordon Jacob piece, The Barber of Seville Goes To The Devil, humorously uses melodies from Rossini’s opera of the same name.
The concert ends with Respighi’s Pines of Rome, providing the ultimate in Italian symphonic excitement. Please visit www.evanstonsymphony.org for more information or to purchase tickets.