Distinguished alumnus joins free University Symphony Orchestra concert

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon
Photo of Alex Jokipii holding a trumpet.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra will be joined by 2017 School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Alex Jokipii for a free winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, in Miller Auditorium.

The performance will open with the "Russian Easter Overture" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Jokipii, principal trumpet of the Buffalo Philharmonic and trumpet professor at the State University of New York-Fredonia, will be the featured soloist in a newly composed "Trumpet Concerto" by Finnish composer Jaakko Kuusisto. The concert will also include George Gershwin's charming tone poem "An American in Paris" and the "Estancia Ballet Suite" by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera.

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