I had a great time this week performing a faculty recital at Goucher College with my colleague, the wonderful pianist Lisa Weiss, and trumpeter Brent Flinchbaugh who studied with me when he was in high school and whom I’m now proud to call a colleague. The program featured Brent performing the Hindemith Trumpet Sonata and your faithful scribe performing Bozza’s Caprice, Op. 47. We began with a movement from a Vivaldi Trio Sonata in G Minor for flute and oboe arranged for two piccolo trumpets and ended with Roger Voisin’s edition of Telemann’s Concerto in B-flat for Two Trumpets that was adapted from a suite for two horns from the Tafelmusik of 1733. In between all of the trumpet music pianist Lisa Weiss treated the audience to exquisite renditions of Chopin’s Nocturne in C-sharp Minor and the first movement of Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A Major in addition to her masterful accompaniment throughout the rest of the program. To give you a sense of what it was like, here is a video of the last movement of the Telemann, thanks to my student orchestra manager, Alyssia Smith, who operated the video camera. Enjoy!
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Elisa Koehler is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Formerly the Director of the Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre at Goucher College and the Music Director and Conductor of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, she is a professional conductor, trumpeter, and author. Dr. Koehler has performed on both modern and period instruments with the Bach Sinfonia, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Baltimore’s Bach Concert Series, and as the leader of Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band. Her publications include two books: Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer’s Guide to Trumpet History and Literature (Indiana University Press) and A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player (Rowman & Littlefield), numerous articles on historic brass for the ITG Journal, and new performing editions of the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concerti for Carl Fischer Music. She was named a Distinguished Alumna by the University of Tennessee in 2009 and elected to the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild in 2017. In 2014 Dr. Koehler received Goucher College's highest faculty honor, the Caroline Doebler Bruckerl Award, which recognizes an exemplary faculty member in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service. She earned a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and bachelor’s degrees in both music education and performance from Peabody. View all posts by Elisa Koehler