Saturday, March 3, 2012
Guest Artist Spotlight: Triton Brass
Since receiving his Master's degree from the New England Conservatory, Steve Banzaert has been an active freelancer in the Boston area, serving as principal trumpet of the New Bedford Symphony. Steve is also an instructor at MIT and is on the faculty of Hampshire College, where he teaches electro-mechanics.
Originally from New Jersey, Andrew Sorg is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Andrew is an active performer, composer, chamber musician and trumpet teacher in the Boston area. He holds teaching and residency positions at Boston College, The Boston Con- servatory and The Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Whitacre Hill (substituting tonight for Shelagh Abate) began his studies of the French horn at the age of nine with Prowell Seitzinger in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Whitacre continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music, the Music Academy of the West, and Northwestern University.
Wesley Hopper is a busy freelance trombonist in the Boston area, having performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and countless other ensembles. He performs regularly with the National Lyric Opera, Lexington Symphony, and New Bedford Symphony.
Bass trombonist Angel Subero (substituting tonight for Jobey Wilson) attended the Conservatorio Itinerante in his native Venezuela, as well as the Boston Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory of Music, where he received the NEC Merit Award, graduating with distinction in performance.
Visit Triton Brass Quintet’s website at http://www.tritonbrass.org.