A High Note for Low Brass
Last week, four musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra who can typically be seen (and heard) from the rear of the stage took center stage for the first Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Jennifer Higdon's Low Brass Concerto. The piece was co-commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony.
Pictured here after the Philadelphia premiere performance, the soloists (from left; bass trombone Blair Bollinger, Drs. Bong and Mi Wha Lee Chair; Co-Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn; Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz, Neubauer Family Foundation Chair; and Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch, Lyn and George M. Ross Chair) are joined by composer Jennifer Higdon, conductor Cristian Macelaru, and Susan and Frank Mechura who generously supported the commission.