Brass Roots Trio
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2023
Main Campus, Recital Hall
Hoe Down - Aaron Copland (1900-1990) arr. by Rosetta Bacon
Concerto in C - Francesco Manfredini (1684-1762)
Ave Maria - attributed to Giulio Caccini (1545-1618) arr. by Rosetta Bacon
Holy Manna - Joseph Martin (b. 1959)
On the Blue Ridge - Joseph Martin arr. by Rosetta Bacon
La Danza – Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) arr. by Rosetta Bacon
La donna é mobile - Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) arr. by Rosetta Bacon
“Red, White & Blues”
Classic Medley - George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr. by Rosetta Bacon
“Move Over Mozart!”
Blue Rondo ala Turk - Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) arr. by Rosetta Bacon
Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) arr. by Rosetta Bacon
Libertango - Astor Piazzolla arr. by Rosetta Bacon
“Sounds of the Rain Forest”
Impressões Seresteiras - Heitor Villa Lobos (1887-1959)
You Raise Me Up - Rolf Lovland (b.1955) arr. by Rosetta Bacon
I’ll Fly Away – Albert Brumley (1905-1977) arr. by Mark Hayes and Rosetta Bacon
Poor Wayfaring Stranger - American Folk and Gospel Song arr. by Mark Hayes and Rosetta Bacon
This Little Light of Mine - Gospel Song arr. by Martin Thomas and Rosetta Bacon
With trumpet, French horn and piano, (plus the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor) Brass Roots Trio has won acclaim for its adventurous programming, breathtaking virtuosity and artistic passion. A pioneer of this instrumentation, the trio has redefined the chamber music genre with the fusion of classical, jazz, Americana and Latin styles. Brass Roots Trio’s programs, with classical roots and eclectic content, take unexpected twists and turns, from a brilliant Baroque duet on piccolo trumpet and horn, to Piazzolla’s decadent tangos, to artistic arrangements of American spirituals … and it is always a surprise when the horn player puts down his instrument and sings an aria or spiritual with his magnificent tenor voice!
Travis Heath (trumpet and flugelhorn), Douglas Lundeen (French horn and vocals) and Rosetta Senkus Bacon (piano) infuse their music with exuberant energy. Their warmhearted presentation, with commentaries that are informative and often humorous, makes an immediate connection with the audience. Since 2004, Brass Roots Trio has played to standing ovations and rave reviews in every corner of the U.S. and England with performances at the Chicago Brass Festival, St. James Piccadilly in London, Oxford University, and on Community Concert Series, Chamber Music Series and NPR.
In 2009, the trio was honored to perform for President and Mrs. Obama and their guests at the White House. Individually the artists have demonstrated their prodigious talents across the country and around the world with engagements at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, and at Cultural Centers and festivals in Switzerland, England, Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Lithuania, Japan, China and Taiwan.
Exhilarating performances and imaginative programming have established Brass Roots Trio as one of the most compelling ensembles of the 21st century.