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Joseph Alessi to solo with BYU Philharmonic April 6

Principal New York Philharmonic trombonist Joseph Alessi will join with the Brigham Young University Philharmonic conducted by Kory Katseanes in a performance Friday, April 6, at 7:30 in the de Jong Concert Hall.

For tickets, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office at 801-422-4322 or

Alessi will be featured in the world premiere of a new BYU Barlow Endowment composition, "Pandora," a concerto for trombone and orchestra by Benjamin Ellin. The orchestra will also perform the Overture to "La forza del destino" by Guiseppe Verdi and the Symphony No. 4 in E minor by Johannes Brahms.

Alessi is an active soloist, recitalist and chamber music performer and was appointed principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic in the spring of 1985. A member of the faculty of The Juilliard School, he was awarded an International Trombone Association Award in 2002 for his contributions to the world of trombone music and trombone playing.

An award-winning British conductor and composer, Ellin is music director of Thursford Productions, principal conductor of the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of the Southbank Centre’s Soundbank Ensemble, music director of Focus Opera and president of Pembroke Academy of Music, London.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley, (801) 422-9348,


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