J.-S. Bach: Passacaille et fugue en do mineur (orch. B. Labadie)
R. Mudge: Concerto pour trompette no 1*
J.-S. Bach: Concerto brandebourgeois no 3
G. Tartini: Concerto pour trompette*
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Benjamin Raymond, trumpet*
After hearing Quebec’s own Benjamin Raymond at Palais Montcalm, the critic from Le Soleil noted of the trumpet player, “Forget the image of the red-faced horn blower with cheeks seemingly about to explode — even the highest notes flow from his bell in a legato so smooth you would think it came from a clarinet.” After a performance at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times critic spoke of a “trumpet tour de force by Benjamin Raymond.” With an intrinsically Baroque program, bookended by two famous pieces by the great Bach, I Musici invites you to experience for yourself the sublime subtleties of this homegrown player.