(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Great Barrington resident Alfred Brewer, who is 18 years old, will perform the Concertino, Opus 4, for trombone, by Ferdinand David, with the Stockbridge Sinfonia on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 6pm at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on 74 First St. in Pittsfield. The free concert by the Sinfonia, conducted and directed by Simeon Loring, will feature works by Meyerbeer, Haydn, Delibes, David and Nicolai.
Brewer is a versatile musician who performs on alto, tenor and bass trombones and euphonium. He currently studies with Norman Bolter at New England Conservatory.
A recent graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School, Brewer, a member of the National Honor Society, was introduced to trombone through the Berkshire Hills Regional Schools music program under the direction of Jeffrey Stevens. He began formal trombone studies at age 13 at Berkshire Music School (BMS) and studied there extensively with David Wampler for four years.
At age 17, Brewer was invited to join New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO). During the summer of 2011, he toured Eastern Europe with YPO, performing Mahler’s Ninth Symphony and other works in Vienna’s Musikverein and Prague’s Dvorak Hall.
A student of jazz as well as classical music, Brewer will be attending New England Conservatory in Boston on a merit scholarship in the fall.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Christine Singer at 413.442.1562.