Night and Day: Wednesday, May 22, 2003
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Hornblowers

The Romans and Tibetans regarded the trumpet as sacred; the Israelites allowed only priests to play the instrument, and the King James Bible is filled with references to trumpets as the voices of the angels. Those who feel similarly for this bastion of classical and jazz music will surely want to attend the 28th annual International Trumpet Guild Conference, which takes place at TCU this weekend.

The lectures are on topics such as Louis Armstrong and the trumpetís place in opera, and a symposium will examine the medical problems that trumpeters face. Among the musical highlights are performances by the U.S. Air Force Band of the West and the Ensemble de Trompettes de Lyon, which utilizes a number of different trumpets, including bugle, cornet, and piccolo trumpet. Dallas Wind Symphony will accompany three soloists in performances of trumpet music, including Andrť Jolivetís percussion-heavy, jazz-derived Trumpet Concerto No. 2. The main event, though, will be a performance by Terence Blanchard and his band. The jazz virtuoso is known for his film scores, especially for his work on most of Spike Leeís films (though his best is his sumptuously beautiful piano score for Kasi Lemmonsí The Cavemanís Valentine), but the extra work hasnít kept him from taking his hard bop sound in new directions. His performance ends this glorious festival for trumpet devotees.

The International Trumpet Guild Conference runs Thu-Sun at TCU, Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S University Dr, FW and St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2600 Merida Av, FW. Tickets are $10-15. Call 817-257-6636.


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