(RICHMOND, Mass.) – A recital of American music for trombone, featuring Ronald Barron, retired principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will take place at Richmond Congregational Church (1515 State Road-Route 41) on Sunday, March 12, at 3pm.
The concert, which will benefit the Richmond Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund, also includes pianist Larry Wallach, soprano Pamela Wolfe, and bassist Larry Wolfe, performing a cross-section of American musical culture.
New York-based composer Philip Wharton was commissioned by a number of trombonists for his Sonata for alto trombone and piano, 2015. This is the first perfomance by Ronald
Barron, who was one of the commissioners. Wharton will be on hand to share his thoughts on the work
Soprano Pamela Wolfe will join Barron for Eric Ewazen’s five-song cycle titled “A Summer Journey.”
Pianist Larry Wallach will accompany Barron in Otto Luening’s Sonata. Luening was Wallach’s composition teacher.
The wild and crazy work “Esque,” by jazz pianist and movie composer Roger Kellaway, is written for trombone and double bass, and has each player doubling on bass drum.
Walter Ross was composition teacher at the University of Virginia when he composed “Prelude, Fugue and Big Apple” for trombone and prerecorded tape. This work shows very colorful intergration of acoustic and electronic sounds.
The program concludes with “Trombonology” by big-band legend Tommy Dorsey, which he composed to feature himself with his famous band.
PROGRAM for MARCH 12, 2017
SONATA for Alto Trombone (2015) Philip Wharton (b.1969)
A SUMMER JOURNEY (2007) Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)
The Stars-C.B. von Leitner
The Linden Tree-Wilhelm Muller
Spring Dream-Wilhelm Muller
In The Grove-Fr. Bruchman
SONATA (1953) Otto Luening (1900-1996)
ESQUE (1971) Roger Kellaway (b.1939)
PRELUDE, FUGUE and BIG APPLE (1972) Walter Ross (b. 1936)
TROMBONOLOGY (1946) Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956)