Month of Diversity in Music Guest Artist: Manny Laureano, trumpet

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Carswell Concert Hall


Manny Laureano will be performing works ranging from Elpidio Ramirez to Arthur Honegger to George Gershwin. Local, collaborative artists include:

Steve Kuni-Trumpet, Director of Bands, Durant Road Middle School
Robin Gorham-Horn, Director of Bands Fuquay-Varina Middle School
Tom Jenner-Trombone, Director of Bands Millbrook High School
Tim Korhing-Tuba, Director of Bands, Rolesville Middle School

Principal Trumpet Manny Laureano, who joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1981, has performed solos in all the Orchestra’s concert series and served as an assistant conductor during the 2005-06 season. In 2003 he premiered Stephen Paulus’ Concerto for Two Trumpets and Orchestra, which was written for him and Doc Severinsen, who was then the Orchestra’s principal pops conductor. His other solos with the Orchestra have included Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, Copland’s Quiet City, Clarke’s Southern Cross, Vizzutti’s Compadre, Hertel’s Concerto a cinque in D major, Bach’s Second Brandenburg Concerto, and concertos by Arutiunian and Tomasi.

With bands and orchestras throughout the five-state area, Laureano is in great demand as a soloist, clinician and conductor. With his wife, Claudette, he serves as co-artistic director of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies. He is also entering his fourth season as music director of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. In 2006 he led a series of Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerts, ¡Viva Latino!


This concert is part of our Month of Diversity in Music and is presented by Meredith College Department of Music, The Robert H. Lewis Enhancement Fund, the Jean Davis Newell Music Enhancement Fund, the Lucille Sawyer Harris and Carl Vernon Harris Endowment, Fayette Jones, and other generous patron donations.

Free admission to the public. No reservation required 

Contact ktyson@meredith.edu or 919-760-8536 for more information 

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