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New York Philharmonic Presents: The Philip Smith Collection

Posted November 17, 2014

NY Philharmonic Philip Smith Collection

We all miss Philip Smith, the longtime New York Philharmonic Principal Trumpet who retired in June, but soon you can reconnect with him, in concert and on a recording!

We are happy to announce a new collection of recordings, to be released March 24, 2015, celebrating his 36 seasons as a beloved member and leader of the trumpet section. In addition, Phil is returning to join his New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion colleagues for the annual Holiday Brass concert on December 14, a tradition that he helped introduce in 1995. Phil will host and conduct the program, which will include works by Bach and Gabrieli, Christmas carols and songs, and Chanukah music.

Everyone buying a ticket to Holiday Brass will receive a free copy of the CD in the mail when the CD is released, in March. (One CD per order.) Click here to buy your ticket(s) and get your free CD.

Click here to email us and we'll notify/remind you when the recording is available.

The recording includes selections from Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 3, 5, and 9 and the Blumine; Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; Ives's The Unanswered Question; Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's An American in Paris; Respighi's Pines of Rome; Handel's The Trumpet Shall Sound; Lew Pollack's jazz standard "That’s a Plenty"; Stravinsky's Petrushka and Song of the Nightingale; and Bach's B minor Mass.

Additional concerto recordings, including Tomasi's Trumpet Concerto, Bach's Cantata No. 51, Arutunian's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, and Tamberg's Trumpet Concerto No. 1, will be available online only.