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Greenwich Village Orchestra: Orchestral Fanfare!
March 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm$10 – $20
Matthew Lewis, organ
George Vosburgh, trumpet
Poulenc Organ Concerto
Hummel Trumpet Concerto
Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony”
Join the Greenwich Village Orchestra in a celebration of the grand acoustics and architecture of the beautiful 19th-century Church of the Incarnation. Matthew Lewis performs Poulenc and Saint-Saens on the recently-restored Aeolian-Skinner organ, and Grammy winner George Vosburgh dazzles in Hummel’s virtuosic Trumpet Concerto.
George Vosburgh joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 1992. He is internationally acclaimed for his virtuosity in recordings, concerts and recitals in such locales as the Bonn Festival at Rolandsek, Germany, the Ravinia Festival and the Curs Internacional de Musica in Valencia, Spain. Vosburgh is a Bavarian Radio International Music Competition prize winner and a Gold and Platinum Record recipient. In 2003 he was invited to become Principal Trumpet of the World Orchestra for Peace under Valery Gergiev.
Matthew Lewis maintains an active career as organist, choral conductor and educator. He is a member of the Organ Faculty of the Juilliard School Pre-College division and Adjunct Assistant Professor or Organ at Westminster Choir College. Dr. Lewis has presented solo organ recitals in the United States, Canada and France, and was a featured artist on WNYC. At the Juilliard School, where he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree as a student of Jon Gillock, he won the organ competition, resulting in a performance of Barber’s Toccata Festiva with the Juilliard Symphony in Alice Tully Hall. He has performed the complete organ works of Cesar Franck several times, including at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.