Internationally acclaimed trumpeter to give three concerts at TTU
DiMartino is one of the most sought-after jazz and classical trumpeter in the world and has performed with the Boston Pops, the U.S. Marine Band, the Chuck Mangione Band and the Lionel Hampton Band.
“DiMartino is the best of the best, a truly world-class artist who consistently delivers thrilling performances,” said Charles Decker, TTU trumpt professor.
DiMartino will perform with the TTU wind ensemble Monday, Oct. 7. Conducted by Joseph Hermann, TTU director of bands, the group will perform “Concerto” by Russian composer Alexander Arutunian. Voice professor Diane Pulte will join them on stage for George Gershwin’s “Embraceable You.”
TTU’s Troubadours and Trouveres will perform Oct. 8 with DiMartino as the featured guest artist for the campus jazz ensembles’ concert. TTU jazz director and trumpet professor Chris McCormick and TTU sophomore trumpet major Alex Wilborn will join him as soloists.
The TTU student trumpet ensemble will join DiMartino in an Oct. 9 concert, directed by Decker.
A former trumpet professor at the University of Kentucky and distinguished artist in residence at Centre College in Danville, Ky. DiMartino received that state’s 2009 Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
He has appeared in seminars in Spain, Greece, England, Ukraine, Thailand, Germany and Canada, as well as across the U.S.
Sponsored by TTU’s Center Stage, each of the three concerts begins at 7:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public, the concerts will be in Wattenbarger Auditorium in TTU’s Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave.