Ithaca College Wind Ensemble Performs with Famed Trombonist Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic
Thursday, March 8th at 8:15PM in Ford Hall
Joseph Alessi was appointed Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic in the spring of 1985. He began musical studies in his native California with his father, Joseph Alessi, Sr. As a high school student in San Rafael, California, and was a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony before continuing his musical training at PhiladelphiaÃs Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to joining the Philharmonic, Mr. Alessi was second trombone of The Philadelphia Orchestra for four seasons, and principal trombone of LÃOrchestre symphonique de Montreal for one season. In addition, he has performed as guest principal trombonist with the London Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall led by Pierre Boulez.
Mr. Alessi is an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber music performer. In April 1990 he made his solo debut with the New York Philharmonic, performing CrestonÃs Fantasy for Trombone, and in 1992 premiered Christopher RouseÃs Pulitzer Prize-winning Trombone Concerto with the Philharmonic, which commissioned the work for its 150th anniversary celebration. His most recent appearance with the Philharmonic as soloist was in world premiere performances of Melinda Wagner's Trombone Concerto in February of 2007.
Mr. Alessi is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard School. As a clinician for the Edwards Instrument Co., he has also given master classes throughout the world and has toured Europe extensively as a master teacher and recitalist. Read his full bio here.
Stephen Peterson, conductor
Joseph Alessi, trombone
Chen Yi: Dragon Rhyme
Holst: Second Suite in F
Ives: The Alcotts
Turner: Rumpelstiltskin (winner of the Beeler Composition Prize)
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Originally published in Intercom: Ithaca College Wind Ensemble Performs with Famed Trombonist Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic.