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Concert | Steven Franklin, Trumpet

Doors open at 2:30 pm

$20 Adults, $15 Basic Members, Seniors, and Students, free for Gold and Patron Members.

Advance tickets available Thursday, August 30 through Thursday, September 27. Tickets will also be sold at the door on September 30, subject to availability.

A recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Steven Franklin will be accompanied by the Philadelphia-based pianist David Hughes. Franklin performed spectacularly in Glencairn’s 2017 Christmas Sing Concert and is back by popular demand.

The program features: Sonata in D Major, G.1 by Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709); Legende by Georges Enescu (1881-1955); Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809); Sonatina by Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012); Nicholas DiBerardino, With Pinions of Immense Desire (b. 1989); Concertino by Roger Boutry (b. 1932); Fantasie by Francis Thomé (1850-1909).

About the Artists

Steven Franklin

Chicago-born trumpet player Steven Franklin got married this summer and currently lives in Miami Beach, FL where he is a first-year Trumpet Fellow at the New World Symphony. He performs as a soloist, orchestral trumpet player and pianist, and also works regularly as a composer. He was Principal Trumpet of the Hawai'i Symphony for a half season before joining the New World Symphony. He also plays regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic and the Lake Placid Sinfoneitta. The Philadelphia Inquirer says of his playing, “You couldn’t hope to hear a more correct and pristine trumpet solo than the one turned in by Steven Franklin.”

Mr. Franklin earned his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music studying with David Bilger. He attended the National Orchestral Institute in 2015, performing and recording as Principal Trumpet on Copland's Appalachian Spring (Naxos Records). As a soloist, he won first prize from numerous competitions, including the Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition, the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and the National Trumpet Competition. He has performed as soloist with the Ocean City Pops and Masterworks Festival Orchestra, among others.

In addition to his career as a trumpet player, Mr. Franklin is an emerging composer. He was recently commissioned by the American Brass Quintet, Lake Placid Sinfonietta and members of the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Symphony. In 2015 the Curtis Trumpet Ensemble took first prize at the National Trumpet Competition playing Mr. Franklin's own Trumpet Sextet No. 2. His post-romantic style "looks back longingly to the abiding tonal sensibilities of Richard Strauss” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

David Hughes

David Hughes is a Philadelphia-based pianist with a wide-ranging repertoire that places a special emphasis on modern and lesser-known works, as well as chamber music. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw and the Carmel (CA) Music Society’s subscription series. In 2014 he was featured on Philadelphia’s WRTI radio station as part of their "Music Makers" series: an hour-long segment in which he both discussed and performed solo repertoire.  Mr. Hughes made his debut in Paris at the Cité Universitaire in a program of modern American works, sponsored by Orléans Concurs International. This event was preceded by a roundtable discussion about the state of contemporary music in France and America in which Mr. Hughes also took part.

Mr. Hughes holds the Doctor of Music degree in piano performance from Indiana University Bloomington, where he served as an associate instructor of both private and class piano and conducted research into the writings of pedagogue Abby Whiteside. He also holds a Master's degree from Indiana and a Bachelor's degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, also in piano performance. His teaching is influenced by the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, and Zen Philosophy. He maintains a private studio in the Passyunk Square section of South Philadelphia.