The Second Saturday Series on September 14 will feature the Trojan Brass. The concert will be at the Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave, Glendale. The concert begins at 5 PM. A reception follows the concert providing an opportunity to meet the Artists.
The composers featured in this concert will be Gabrieli, Bach, Wagner, Plog and Wilder. The group will shift in size depending on the piece to be performed, ranging anywhere from 6-14 artists. This is a rare chance to hear large format brass chamber music and the sound is something else. The director of the group is Dr. Doug Tornquist. The conductor is Michael Kallin, DMA candidate at USC studying trumpet under Tom Hooten of the LA Phil.
Dr. Douglas Tornquist has been a part of Southern California’s freelance music scene since 1987. He received his Bachelor of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Jim Self and Tommy Johnson, and his Master of Music from Wichita State University, where he played with the WSU faculty brass quintet, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, and toured with the St. Louis Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. In 1997 he was a prizewinner in the solo competition at the International Tuba Conference in Riva del Garda, Italy.
Dr. Tornquist is a member of the Santa Barbara Symphony, New West Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, and Santa Monica Symphony. He performs regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera Orchestra, and on various film and television scores, including Edward Scissorhands, Wreck it Ralph, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and The Big Friendly Giant. Among his more notable recordings are the GRAMMY® winning premiere recording of the Penderecki Credo (with the Oregon Bach Festival), two discs with Quintadillac, a German brass quintet, and the song from John Lithgow’s children’s book I’m a Manatee, which features him as a soloist. He recently released a solo CD, Feels Like Far, and produced a CD of holiday brass music, Fiat Lux. Dr. Tornquist has worked with numerous conductors such as Danny Elfman, James Horner, Mark Isham, Marc Shaman, Shirley Knight, Allen Sylvestri, Elmer Bernstein, and James Newton Howard.
In addition to the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, he is on faculty at California Institute of the Arts, California State University at Northridge, California State University at Fullerton, University of Southern California, Occidental College, and Idyllwild Summer Arts.
Event is Free-will offering received at the door