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Orchestra honors longtime trumpet professor

Jan. 25, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra commences its spring concert season with a tribute to trumpeter and longtime WMU professor of music, Dr. Stephen Jones. The performance begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in Miller Auditorium and is open to the public free of charge.

Students remember Jones for his inspirational instruction and quest for musical and technical perfection. But, a 35-year teaching career in the WMU School of Music is only part of this musician's legend. He is also a celebrated performer, as a soloist and key member of the Western Brass Quintet, WMU's internationally acclaimed faculty ensemble.

In honor of his artistic achievements, the University Symphony Orchestra offers Jones the stage for a solo performance of the Trumpet Concerto by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. The orchestra goes on to present other works, including two of Antonin Dvorak's most famous symphonic compositions: Carneval Overture, Opus 92, and Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Opus 88.

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

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