Mostly Mozart: WAM!!

Known for his soaring eclecticism and stunning refinement, principal trumpet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (and ANAM Trumpet Faculty) David Elton performs with, and directs ANAM musicians in an exciting program of brass works.

Originally written for horn in the mid-18th century and deemed a monumental challenge for even the greatest player, Neruda’s Concerto for Trumpet and Strings has since been reworked to apply modern trumpet performance practices while still preserving the beauty of the original notation.

Following this, two of Mozart’s most celebrated brass works round out the program. Finishing with the world premiere of Peter Adcock’s WAM!! A performance of exceptional artistry not to be missed.

‘Word has it that a young Mozart wasn’t such a fan of the natural trumpet of his time, and he “scarcely heard the blaring sound when he grew pale and began to collapse.” Luckily, however, it seems he loved the horn, writing four concerti – one of which features in this program’ – David Elton


NERUDA Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in E-flat
MOZART Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417
MOZART Serenade No.9 in D, K.320 ‘Posthorn’

David Elton director/trumpet
Eve McEwen (alumna) horn
ANAM Musicians

This performance will also be broadcast via Australian Digital Concert Hall. More information, including booking information, can be found here.

Presented in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre

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