This preview has been provided by the Triangle Youth Brass Band.

Think of it…an evening out on the town – A nice dinner in Raleigh, then a show in a world-class concert hall. No football on TV, the NCAA basketball tournament is a month away, you have already seen all of the good movies up for Oscars, and it is too cold to go play outside. What do we do?

Many might be surprised to know that our town is home to one of the best youth brass ensembles in the world. While brass bands are not the sexy choice for entertainment when you are looking for symphonic music, you really will be pleasantly surprised when you hear this group play in Meymandi Hall. It features the best young talent at their best.

Students try out each year to participate in the bands through a very competitive audition, and participate in a very busy schedule of rehearsals and clinics throughout the year. They perform at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the Meymandi Concert Hall two times a year, and do one tour out of state. The band has performed in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Louisville, Danville (KY), Washington DC, Hartford (CT), New London (CT), and Greensboro.

This concert features Trumpet player Terry Everson, Professor of Trumpet at Boston University. Terry last performed with the youth bands in 2003 and never fails to inspire audiences. The main works Everson will perform are Stephen Bulla’s Canzone and Caprice and Joseph Turrin’s Escapade, works that require true virtuosic performing and musical ability.

The bands will perform Laude by James Curnow, Hinemoa by Gareth Wood, Circus Bee March by Henry Filmore, Fanfare and Flourishes by James Curnow, Dark Side of the Moon by Paul Lovatt-Cooper and several other selections. In addition to featuring our Guest, Terry Everson, the bands will be featuring significant works written for the British style brass band.

Terry Everson

Terry Everson is an internationally renowned trumpet soloist, active as performer, educator, composer/arranger, conductor, and church musician. He first gained international attention in 1988, winning (on consecutive days) both the Baroque/Classical and 20th Century categories of the inaugural Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, with further success as First Prize laureate of the 1990 Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition. Mr. Everson has premiered major works by composers Richard Cornell, John Davison, Stanley Friedman, Jan Krzywicki, Elena Roussanova-Lucas, and Gary Ziek. His collaboration with pianist Susan Nowicki has produced two complete recordings of numerous notable modern works, as well as single entries on two discs devoted to the works of Davison and Krzywicki; he has also recorded as soloist with the New England Brass Band, the Lexington Brass Band and the Eastern Wind Symphony.

In September 1999, Mr. Everson joined the faculty of the Boston University College of Fine Arts and Tanglewood Institute; he has also served on the faculties of Asbury College, the University of Kentucky, Philadelphia College of Bible, the Las Vegas Music Festival, and the Lutheran Music Program. He is currently Principal Trumpet of the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, WI, and recently retired after eight seasons as Principal Solo Cornet and Associate Conductor of the New England Brass Band. He appears frequently as a recitalist and clinician, and as soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles and brass bands. His extensive concert experience also includes appearances in the Boston Symphony and Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Chestnut Brass Company, Philadelphia Natural Trumpet Ensemble, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Brass Band, Kentuckiana Brass and Percussion Ensemble, Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and as conductor of the Costa Rica National Symphony Brass & Percussion and the Boston University & University of Kentucky Trumpet Ensembles in various venues, including three international brass conferences.