Luther College to host trumpeter Adam Gordon March 29

Luther College’s Music Department presents guest recitalist Adam Gordon, trumpet, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

The recital, open to the public with no charge for admission, features works by Bach, Henry Purcell, Domenico Gabrieli, Heinrich Biber and Jac Rittler.

Gordon will be joined by Luther faculty artists Kathryn Reed, instructor in music, organ; Jennaya Robison, assistant professor of music, soprano; and John Cord, assistant professor of music, trumpet.

A member of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Gordon is also senior lecturer at the University of North Texas. He has previously held positions as principal trumpet with the Sacramento Symphony, Opera San Jose, the Monterey County Symphony and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Gordon has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, and San Francisco Ballet.

Internationally, Gordon has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony and the National Orchestra of Mexico. In a review of his performance in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: "Adam Gordon was a superb trumpet soloist, producing a crisp golden tone and negotiating the treacherously high lines without the slightest sign of strain." Gordon also performs with period instrument ensembles such as Texas Camerata and Mercury Baroque.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.

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