Peabody trumpet faculty Joe Burgstaller will be the featured soloist with the Washington Symphonic Brass, led by by fellow Peabody trumpet faculty Phil Snedecor, on November 17 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The concert, titled “From Bach to Rock”, includes the music of Bach, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Kansas, Journey, Wings, and Chicago.
Burgstaller will be performing as guest principal of the NDR Symphony Orchestra (Hamburg, Germany) on November 29 and 30 in a concert of the music from Ben Hur.
Throughout December, Burgstaller is performing as part of the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet. [December 9, 7:30 pm, Temple Beth Torah, Nyack, NY; December 15, 3 pm, Avery Fisher Hall, NYC, NY] The ensemble is made up of the principal players in the New York Philharmonic, and has been a regular encore feature on the Philharmonic’s tours of Europe, South America, Asia and the United States.
Burgstaller will also be touring with his New York Brass Arts Trio throughout December and January. [December 3, Borrego Springs, CA; December 4, Bullhead City, AZ; January 6-9 in residency at the Virginia Arts Festival; January 26, Los Gatos, CA; January 27. Lodi, CA; January 28, Medford, OR; February 1, Butte, MT]
Burgstaller will be a featured soloist at the 2014 Water Island Music Festival, founded by Julian Gargiulo (MM ’97, Piano), from January 13-19 on Water Island (U.S. Virgin Islands).
In April, Burgstaller will visit Columbia, along with Daniel Trahey (BM ’00, Tuba, Music Education), to work with children and establish a brass pedagogy system in that country’s version of El Sistema, called Batuta.
In July, he will also be the featured solo artist at the Word Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles International Conference in Debrecen, Hungary. In addition to performing his signature pieces, La Vireg de la Macarena and Vivaldi-Bach Concerto, he will be world-premiering Ming, a new commission by Malaysian-American composer Su Lian Tan.