Saturday, October 03, 2009

Trombone Concerto premieres in Czech Republic

Robert Kozánek gave virtuoso performances of my new trombone concerto last week in Kroměříž, Czech Republic in the beautiful Assembly Hall of the archbishop's castle (a UNESCO world heritage site). He was ably assisted by his father, Viktor Kozánek, conducting the P. J. Vejvanovský Conservatory Orchestra. Robert asked me to write the concerto in honor of the conservatory's 60th anniversary when we met in Slovakia last year.

Click here to see videos on YouTube of each of the four movements from the premiere performance on 9/25/09 (there was an additional performance for conservatory alumni and family members the following afternoon).