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Chicago Symphony trombonist gives lecture, clinic and recital

March 3, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Michael Mulcahy, trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, appears Wednesday, March 10, at Western Michigan University. Considered one of the premiere trombonists in the world, he will present a lecture, clinic and recital during his one-day visit.

Mulcahy's recital begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. All seating is general admission and is $10. Admission for students is $5. Earlier in the day, Mulcahy will lecture at the 1 p.m. School of Music Convocation and will give a 3 p.m. clinic. The lecture and clinic also will be in the recital hall and are free and open to the public.

Mulcahy has appeared as a soloist and teacher in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Japan, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia. He has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Pierre Boulez in music of Elliot Carter, and most recently with Daniel Barenboim in Leopold Mozart's "Concerto for Alto Trombone," which was also broadcast widely on public television. Other solo appearances include the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Hilversum Radio Symphony Orchestra, and on tour with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

He is the winner of several international competitions, among them the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Instrumental Competition, the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, the Viotti International Competition in Italy, and the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen, in the former East Germany.

Mulcahy is very active as a member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians, and his work includes collaborations with Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, and Joseph Silverstein, and appearances at Chamber Music Northwest and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He has worked with the world's most prominent composers, including Elliot Carter, Luciano Berio, Iannis Xenakis, Olivier Messiaen, Krzysztof Penderecki, and as a member of Karl-Heinz Stockhausens' Performance Ensemble.

For more information, please contact Steve Wolfinbarger at (269) 387-4699.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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