Matthew Russo, trombonist & educator

Instructor of Trombone, University of Connecticut

slidebone: preparing for the premiere

On Saturday November 19, 2011, I will be performing a solo recital at 2:00pm in Sudler Recital Hall which is located in Willam H. Harkness at 100 Wall Street on Yale University’s campus. On this concert I will present the world premiere of a new work for trombone solo by Erik Neilsen titled “Slidebone.” This three movement work is has been a joy to workshop and it’s been an interesting experience for me as this is my first premiere of an unaccompanied work, which means that I have a lot more creative input on the process than premiering a work for band, orchestra or even chamber ensembles. Unlike other experiences because Erik lives in Vermont we communicate largely through email and I submit recordings of me playing the piece for his review. It’s a fun experience and I would recommend premiering something new to musicians of all ages.

Hopefully I’ll see you on November 19!