Jose Chafer and Sławomir Cichor, Trumpet

Virtuoso trumpeters from Spain and Poland
Accompanied by Carol Muehlig and Geoffrey Stanton, organ
Friday, March 8, 7:30PM
Chapel of the Holy Trinity
Free and Open to the Public

José Chafer is trumpet teacher in Mestre Vert Conservatory in Spain, Master in Musical Research and Artistic Director to CIMVO. Mr. Chafer has appeared as a performer and clinician at universities and festivals in the USA, China, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Poland. He has premiered numerous concertos for trumpet and piano, solo trumpet and organ, two trumpets and organ, and other instruments in Europe and North America. As an orchestral musician, Chafer has performed with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona, Orquesta Sinfónica de Murcia and Orquesta del Teatro Chapi. As a chamber musician is the founder of the Quórum Brass Quintet and the Collage Brass Ensemble. In September 2016 Chafer issued his second solo CD, Textures, which won two Silver Medals at the Global Music Awards, for Album and for Instrumentalist. His first solo CD, Spirit, also won a Global Music Awards Silver Medal for Instrumentalist.

Sławomir Cichor’s artistic activity comprises working as an orchestral musician, including work for the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra and regular cooperation with Sinfonia Varsovia. From 2003 to 2010 he occupied the position of the co-principal trumpet player in the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra. Currently he works as the principal trumpet player in the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Lodz and the Royal National Opera in Brussels . In 2013 he was admitted to a prestigious circle of 46 artists invited to the 38 th annual conference of The International Trumpet Guild in the USA and a year later he recorded and released his first solo record – Trumpet Song. Cichor’s most recent chamber ensemble activity was with renowned musicians from Spain and Belgium- Monochromatic Duo with Jose Chafer and Four Pipes with Manu Mellaerts, Jose Chafer and Luc Ponet. For 15 years he has also been involved in performing early music on the period trumpet. Cichor was awarded the Order of Merit for Services to the Polish Culture, granted by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, as well as The Brown Cross of Merit, granted by the Polish president of the republic and Special Prize from Marshal of Lodz Province. Cichor has toured all around the world and has played on over twenty recordings. Since 2006 he has taught at the Academy of Music in Łódź.

Chichor and Chafer are both Yamaha Performing Artists.

Bill Lucas Quintet

The Gershwin Project
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Trumpeter presents his new arrangements of George Gershwin.
Friday, May 3, 7:30PM
Kreft Center Recital Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Mr. Lucas is a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra trumpet section since May 1988 and also a faculty member at The University of Michigan School of Music An active member of the freelance, jazz, and chamber music communities in metropolitan Detroit, Lucas has appeared as a jazz soloist in many popular jazz clubs and nightspots in Vail, Colorado as well as the Detroit and Montreux Jazz Festivals. Lucas’s arrangements for brass have been performed by a number of symphony orchestras. He has been featured as the author of several trumpet pedagogy articles in the International Trumpet Guild's ITG Journal .

Concordia Vespers

Arborsong and the Boychoir of Ann Arbor
Sunday, March 10, 5:00PM
Chapel of the Holy Trinity
Free and Open to the Public

Concordia Wind & String Ensembles

Thursday, March 14 8:00 PM
Kreft Center Black Box Theatre
Free and Open to the Public

The Concordia University Choirs

Wednesday, March 27, 8:00PM
Chapel of the Holy Trinity
Free and Open to the Public

A Night of Singing

Concordia Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Friday, April 26 at 8:00PM
Chapel of the Holy Trinity
Tickets: $10 ($5 seniors and students)

Concordia Wind & String Ensembles

Thursday, May 9 8:00PM
Kreft Center Black Box Theatre
Free and Open to the Public

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