In case anyone who reads this blog might be interested, I wanted to mention that I will be hosting the Maryland Early Brass Festival this Saturday (Feb. 27, 2010) at Goucher College. Through the generous sponsorship of the college’s Laura Graham Cooper Lecture Fund, all events are free and open to the public.
The featured guest artist will be Baroque trumpeter Brian Shaw. An expert on jazz lead trumpet as well as the highest clarino parts of the Baroque era, he is currently an assistant professor of trumpet at Louisiana State University and the co-principal trumpet of the Dallas Wind Symphony. In addition to performing on the festival’s evening concert, Dr. Shaw will present an informative clinic at 1:00 p.m. concerning the similarities and differences between modern and period instruments.
Another highlight of the festival will be a performance by the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. They will be performing a dazzling marching show at 3:00 p.m. and the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Baroque Trumpets will be performing on the evening concert. Also performing will be the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.
If you’re in the Baltimore area (and if the weather cooperates), I hope you might consider stopping by. It’s always a good time.