Trumpeter Gaines to be featured by Civic Symphony

UW-Green Bay Prof. Adam Gaines will be featured soloist on Haydn’s famous trumpet concerto when the Civic Symphony of Green Bay performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Meyer Theatre in downtown Green Bay.

Gaines will be featured in the symphony’s performance of Haydn’s “Concerto in E-flat Major.” The work was composed in 1796 for Haydn’s friend Anton Weidinger, a trumpeter of the Court Orchestra in Vienna. It was the first piece to be performed on a new keyed instrument devised by Weidinger to improve on the limitations of the valveless trumpets of the day.

Schubert’s “Symphony No. 9 in in C Major (The Great)” is the other major work on the program. Seong-Kyung Graham is the conductor.

Ticket prices for the concert are $15 for adults, $10 seniors, $5 students and $35 family. They may be ordered by phone at (920) 432-4676 or by mail, using a form at the orchestra website.

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