Noteworthy guest trumpeter at LGSO

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CSI Media staff | February 7, 2014

Christopher Martin, principal trumpet player with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will be the featured soloist with the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 15 at Elkhorn Area High School. 

“The Chicago Symphony has been world renowned for generations in part because of its incredible brass section,” said LGSO music director David Anderson. “We welcome one of the leaders of that section in February. Chris Martin is one of the best known orchestral musicians in the world.”

Martin will perform Alexander Arutunian's “Trumpet Concerto” with the LGSO. The program also will include Beethoven's “Symphony No. 7.” The Beethoven work is the fourth installment in LGSO's Beethoven Project, by which the orchestra aspires to perform all nine Beethoven symphonies in as many seasons.

In addition to his performance with the LGSO, Martin will lead a “trumpet day” event at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Feb. 14, when he will work with trumpet students from the university and area high schools.

Martin was appointed principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2005 and is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University. His playing can be heard in the soundtrack for the motion picture “Lincoln.”

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