Date: February 20, 1999
Contact: Barbara Russo
Phone: (207) 872-3236
Trumpet virtuoso Stephen Burns will perform in concert at Colby College in Waterville at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Lorimer Chapel. Admission to the concert, part of the Music at Colby concert series, is free and the public is welcome.
The program will include popular Spanish songs by Manuel de Falla, Intermezzo by George Gershwin and works by Alfred Desenclos, Georges Enesco, Carl Hohne and Stjepan Sulek.
Burns has performed to acclaim on four continents and has given concerts in major halls in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, and Venice. Burns' playing, hailed as "brilliant" and "unfailingly delightful" by the New York Times, also has been featured on NBC's "Today Show" and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and at the White House.
Winner of the 1981 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Maurice AndrČ International Competition for Trumpet, Burns' recordings include Telemann for Trumpet with the American Concerto Orchestra, the Brandenburg Concerti with the Oregon Bach Festival under Helmut Rilling and David Stock's Teklah..