Trombone Master Class with Joseph Alessi of the New York PhilharmonicSanta Clara High School Theater (3000 Benton Street Santa Clara, CA 95051)
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The San Francisco Symphony, under the baton of conductor Kirill Karabits, spotlights violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour for a performance of Benjamin Britten's Double Concerto. Written as a tribute for Britten's composition teacher when the composer was just 18, the Double Concerto is a challenging piece that requires immense technical skill on both the violin and viola. Its youthful vigor is sure to challenge the virtuosity of the Symphony's Concertmaster and Principal Violist. The program also features Honegger's Pacific 231 and Sibelius' Symphony No. 2. Learn More
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Written on Feb 22 2010
Joseph Alessi's Trombone Master Class was a super event. He was an engaging instructor & provided the participants (including my husband) in the Master Class with gentle & intuitive guidance which yielded noticable improvements. Witty & affable, Joseph Alessi is a true class act!
More Information About Trombone Master Class with Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic
Joseph Alessi, principal trombone with the New York Philharmonic, will conduct a trombone master class in the theater at Santa Clara High School. In the class, Mr. Alessi will work with a small group of trombone students selected from area high schools, colleges and adult ensembles. Music lovers of all ages are invited to watch the master class from the audience. Audience members who play the trombone are invited to bring their instruments and join Mr. Alessi in performing one piece.
About Joseph Alessi
Joseph Alessi, Jr., was born in Detroit in 1959 and raised in San Rafael, California. He graduated early from high school at age 16 and successfully auditioned for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. During this time he also appeared as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony. He later studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as second trombone for four seasons. Following one season as principal trombone with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Alessi became principal trombone with the New York Philharmonic in 1985.
Mr. Alessi joined the faculty of The Juilliard School in 1986. The Juilliard trombone studio has earned an international reputation as one of the finest college trombone programs, and the Juilliard Trombone Choir has regularly performed with Mr. Alessi on his recording projects. Since 1999, Mr. Alessi has conducted the Alessi Seminar, a biennial trombone workshop that attracts trombonists from around the world to spend time with him in lessons, master classes and recitals. Several of his past students now occupy senior positions in major orchestras throughout the world.
Mr. Alessi has had an active solo career, performing throughout the United States and internationally. He is widely regarded, along with Swedish trombone virtuoso Christian Lindberg, to be the finest player of the instrument today; arguably, the finest in history. In recognition of his immense contributions to the world of trombone music and trombone playing, Alessi was awarded the 2002 ITA Award, the most prestigious award offered by the International Trombone Association.
About the Ticket Supplier: San Jose Wind Symphony
San Jose Wind Symphony (SJWS) was founded in 1958 at San Jose City College by conductor emeritus Darrell Johnston. The group has become one of the finest community bands in the country, drawing players from a diverse assortment of backgrounds and professions.
Over the years, SJWS has been invited to numerous musical events, including the Music Education National Conference in Anaheim, the California Music Educators Association in San Jose, and the Association of Concert Bands convention in Salinas. Many well-known artists have performed with SJWS, including Maynard Ferguson, Frederick Fennell, Keith Brion, Paul Horn, Col. Arnold Gabriel and the New York Woodwind Quintet.
In 1991, SJWS was invited by the Tourism Board of Switzerland to help celebrate Switzerland's 700th anniversary in Luzern. In 1997, the band performed by invitation at the 1997 World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Conference in Schladming, Austria.