If you’ve ever listened to the trumpet as an instrument then you’ll appreciate it’s bright call amongst instruments; whether it is sat within the echelons of an orchestra or standing out from the crowd in a jazz quintet. Rex Richardson is a name that has become synonymous with trumpet playing the world over. Rex Richardson who comes from Richmond, Virginia where he currently sits as Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Trumpet at the Commonwealth University has been both musically prolific and world travelled for the past fifteen years. In recent times he has focused more as a jazz and classical soloist and has featured with many renowned musical groups; too many to mention here. The Yamaha Performing Artist who has featured in both classical and jazz contexts in many countries is looking forward to playing in Sweden, Australia, South America and Asia in the coming year.
Before he heads off to these places however, he is in Wellington, New Zealand for a busy itinerary which includes masterclasses at the NZ School of Music, and a number of Recitals culminating in a concert on Wednesday, 14th July 2010 in the evening, at St Andrews on the Terrace. This concert which will involve the NZ School of Music Brass Ensemble – 16 of this countries brightest brass students together in concert and Pelorus Brass Band who have been busy in their own right with recent contesting down in Dunedin.
Highlights for the concert are as follows:-
- Bullet Train by Allen Vizzutti
- Mambo Caliente by Arturo Sandoval
- Apophenia by Peter Meechen fo Bb Trumpet, Flugel Horn and Piccolo Trumpet.
Rex Richardson is proudly brought to the Wellington public with the assistance of Ssschmute, Music Works, Yamaha and Rata Records without whom none of this would have been possible.
Where: St Andrews on the Terrace
When: 14 July, 19.30
How Much: $20 – Adults/$10 Children