Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012
The Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet will perform a program titled "The Postmodern Trombone" at 8 p.m. in St. John's Chapel on Saturday, March 3.
Acclaimed by the New York Times for their "expertly played" performances displaying "meaty lower brass textures," the Guidonian Hand is New York City's leading modern trombone collective. An exhilarating addition to New York's vibrant music scene, the ensemble's programs frequently reflect eclectic and wide-ranging musical interests ranging from Bach to Mozart to Thelonius Monk and beyond.
The Guidonian Hand has performed extensively in the New York metropolitan area, including venues such as the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Mannes College of Music. They also appeared as guest artists at the 2010 International Trombone Festival in Austin, Texas.
Dedicated to educating and inspiring young musicians, members of the Hand actively participate in community outreach and music education through such organizations as Barge Music and the Bronx Charter School for the Arts. They have also presented master classes at various colleges and universities including the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and West Chester University.
Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted.