The Madison Area Trombone Ensemble (MATE) is back for another spring concert, featuring bass trombonist Alan Carr!
Join us at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 16th at First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave. off the Capitol Square. Parking is available in FUMC's lot, or free on the street after 6pm. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $10 is greatly appreciated!
Alan will join MATE to perform "The Chief", composed by UW Professor Emeritus John Stevens. The concert will also feature works by Peter Phillips, Richard Wagner, Fisher Tull, Eric Whitacre, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Eric Clapton, and more.
Directed by Madison freelance trombonist and UW School of Music alumnus Kevan Feyzi, MATE is comprised of top Madison trombonists in groups such as Phat Phunktion, the Madison Brass Band, the Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra, and the Madison Jazz Orchestra. In just its second year of existence, MATE numbers sixteen strong and is already being lauded as a leading community ensemble.
Alan Carr currently completing a DMA at UW-Madison (where he is a Collins Fellow) and is Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Concordia University Wisconsin. He holds degrees from the Julliard School and Peabody Conservatory. He has also been a finalist in several competitions and was selected as a participant in the prestigious Alessi Seminar. Alan performed and toured for seven years with the King's Brass, and has appeared with Ensemble ACJW, the American Brass Quintet, Isthmus Brass, and the Baltimore, Hartford, and Dubuque Symphony Orchestras.
Recently, Alan formed a consortium with a dozen other prominent American bass trombonists to commission John Stevens' newest composition: the Kleinhammer Sonata for Bass Trombone. Premiered this spring by Alan and other consortium members, Alan will release the first recording of the piece on his forthcoming solo album "The Elephant in the Room".
Find out more about Alan and the Kleinhammer Sonata on his personal wesbite.
This performance is a part of International Trombone Week, from April 12–19, organized by the International Trombone Association.
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