Renowned trombonist to perform at WMU

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon
Photo of Jeremy Wilson.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Jeremy Wilson, associate professor of trombone at Vanderbilt University, will be performing a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium online or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.


Prior to his appointment at Vanderbilt, Wilson was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and its sister organization, the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera. He joined those orchestras at the age of 25 after winning what was his first-ever orchestral audition, and in 2010 became one of just a handful of Americans to have ever been made a full member of the Vienna Philharmonic Society. He performed hundreds of concerts as a "Wiener Philharmoniker," the vast majority of which were under the batons of the world's leading conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann and Franz Welser-Möst.

Wilson was privileged to travel extensively while with the Philharmonic, performing in 28 countries throughout Europe, East Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America, often with renowned soloists such as Lang Lang, Yefim Bronfman and Yo-Yo Ma. He performed in many of the world's most famous concert halls, including Tokyo's Suntory Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Los Angeles' Walt Disney Hall, London's Royal Albert Hall, and New York's Carnegie Hall, not to mention the Golden Hall of the Philharmonic's legendary home venue, the Wiener Musikverein.

At the Vienna State Opera, one of the world's finest and busiest opera houses, Wilson played more than 550 performances of 85 different operas and ballets, including five complete Wagner Ring cycles. He had the honor of performing with numerous prominent opera singers, including Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Florez, Elīna Garanča, Edita Gruberova, Thomas Hampson, Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute's mission is to add to the already rich cultural life of Kalamazoo by creating opportunities to develop closer personal and artistic ties between audience and performer. The institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for students and local audiences of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit

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