Kayoko Dan, conductor John Lofton, bass trombone JONATHAN McNAIR Scenic City Fanfare CHRIS BRUBECK Concerto for Bass Trombone & Orchestra SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 Often described as joyous, bright, and even a little adventurous, Brubeck’s Concerto for Bass Trombone & Orchestra is fun and full of whimsy. Featuring John Loftonof the LA Philharmonic, this is sure to be an impressive work! Written after the death of Stalin, Shostakovich’s monumental Symphony No. 10 evokes many emotions: despair, terror, darkness, light, and climactic triumph.
A native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, John Lofton began his professional career as Bass Trombonist with the State Orchestra of Mexico. After his years in Toluca, Mexico, Lofton moved to Hawaii to perform with the Honolulu Symphony and later became the Bass Trombonist of the Phoenix Symphony. In 2008 he was appointed to the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Bass Trombonist. In addition to his responsibilities with the LA Phil, he has toured and recorded with the Cleveland Orchestra and performed with the San Francisco Symphony as well as the Santa Fe Opera. Lofton’s musical interests also include chamber music; he has performed with several brass quintets and is a faculty member at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute featuring the Summit Brass. He teaches at California State University Long Beach, and has students from several L.A. colleges. In addition to appearing on several sound stage recordings, Lofton has produced both solo and chamber recordings.
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