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John Thiessen, natural trumpet

Venue

Osher Salon
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Tickets

Free, no tickets or reservations required

Historical Performance Master Class

 

Collaboration

Margaret Halbig, piano 

Program

Bach
Excerpts from Magnificat in D Major
Robert Giambruno, Kin Sing Chan, Maggie Wei, trumpet

Haydn
Movement 2
     Andante
Michail Thompson, trumpet

Hertel
Concerto No. 3 in D Major
     Mvt. 1 Allegro ma non troppo
Robert Giambruno, trumpet

Tartini
Concerto for Violin D.53
     Concerto for Violin D.53
Mason Grainger, trumpet

Albinoni
Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 7 No. 3
     Allegro
Kinson Chan, trumpet

Artist Profile

Described by The New York Times as “the gold standard of Baroque trumpet playing in this country”, John Thiessen’s performances combine beauty of sound with brilliance and virtuosity for 17th-19th century clarino repertoire. He appears regularly as soloist and principal trumpet with North America’s foremost early music ensembles, including American Bach Soloists, Tafelmusik, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Juilliard Baroque, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, the Boston Early Music Festival, and Early Music Vancouver. Internationally, Mr. Thiessen has performed under maestros Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Ton Koopman and Andrew Parrott. On the modern trumpet, he recently performed as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, and Principal Trumpet with the Orchestra of St Lukes. 2013-14 season highlights include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 2 with ensembles in NY, San Francisco and North Carolina, Leipzig cantatas with Trinity Baroque, Messiah with Tafelmusik and American Bach Soloists, two European tours, and recordings of Beethoven symphonies. Mr. Thiessen holds degrees in Trumpet Performance from the Eastman School of Music and Musicology from King’s College, University of London, and has presented master classes for the International Trumpet Guild, The Juilliard School, the Glenn Gould School, UT Austin, UNT Denton, USC and LSU. He serves on the faculties of Juilliard’s Historical Performance department and the American Bach Soloists Academy, and has recorded 70 CDs for Sony Classical Vivarte, Telarc, EMI, BMG, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, London Decca, Analekta, CBC, Tafelmusik Media and Denon, including major works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi, Biber, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

Sponsored by American Bach Soloists