Sat., October 28, 2017

October 28th, 2017 8:00 pm at Battelle Auditorium

Joe Burgstaller, trumpet
David Jolley, french horn
Haim Avitsur, trombone

New York Brass Arts Trio website

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from Battelle.


Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Jolley) Three Sinfonias 
Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Avitsur) Trio in C Major, Op. 87
Richard Strauss (arr. Jolley) Till Eulenspiegel
Astor Piazzola (arr. Burgstaller) Adios Nonino
Igor Stravinsky (arr. Jolley)  Selection from Pulcinella Suite
Bela Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
Stick Dance
Sash Dance
In One Spot
Dance from Bucsum
Romanian Polka
Fast Dance
Chick Corea (b.1941) (Arr. Burgstaller) Three Children’s Songs
Astor Piazzola (arr. Burgstaller) Libertango

About the Musicians

Three world-class virtuoso soloists have come together to revolutionize the brass trio, and are being hailed as the first brass group ever to play with the sensitivity and musicality of a string quartet. Trumpeter Joe Burgstaller (formerly of Canadian Brass), french hornist David Jolley (founding member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) and trombonist Haim Avitsur (Symphony Magazine Emerging Artist) have forged together Classical, Light Classical and Classical/Jazz masterworks of all eras and adapted them for this fantastic and versatile instrumentation.

The members of the New York Brass Arts Trio bring some serious experience to the table. Burgstaller is a former featured trumpeter and arranger with the legendary Canadian Brass, has performed in front of more than 40 orchestras, and has recording credentials that include solo CDs, three Top-10 Billboard hits, and a Top-50 JazzRadio hit. Jolley is a pre-eminent horn soloist of his generation, performing as a soloist with major orchestras, collaborating with major string quartets (Guarnieri, Orion and American), and is a founding member of the Grammy-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Avitsur is the only trombonist named a 2005 and 2007 Emerging Artist by Symphony Magazine and has premiered over 80 compositions.

In addition to their individual performance accomplishments, the members of the Trio all maintain teaching posts at major American musical institutions (Peabody Institute, Manhattan School, Mannes, North Carolina School for the Arts, Queens College and Westchester University).

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from Battelle.