The concert will feature two Linfield faculty members – Joan Paddock on trumpet and Albert Kim on piano – along with guest trumpeter Jeffrey Work. The evening will reflect the evolution of the trumpet, introduce trumpet virtuosi through the ages and highlight composers who included and advanced the solo trumpet in their compositional output. Selections in the program will be played on modern instruments, yet will reflect the evolution of the trumpet design from the Baroque era to modern day.
Repertoire selections, spanning over 300 years’ time (1690s-2016), include music by composers Giuseppe Torelli, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Georges Enesco, Rolf Wallin, Pierre Gabaye, Vassily Georgievich Brandt, Kevin McKee and Zach Gulaboff Davis, a Linfield graduate.
Paddock is a professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Linfield. She is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. She is a founding member and a trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon and holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education and Oregon Band Directors Association, among others.
Kim, assistant professor of music at Linfield since 2013, earned his doctorate and completed an assistantship in music theory from the Eastman School of Music and has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician.
Work joined the Oregon Symphony as a principal trumpet in 2006 and since 1999, has also served as principal trumpet of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder since 1999. He has performed in numerous orchestras in the U.S. and abroad including the Boston Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, The United States Army Band, as well as performances at the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian in Evian, France.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.