BOLTON LANDING – Acclaimed trumpet player Chris Coletti presents a lakeside evening of reimagined favorites from the Classical and Jazz repertoires on Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. Comfortable in many
styles, the program includes a Baroque concerto to showcase his skill on piccolo trumpet, classical works by Clara Schumann and Lili Boulanger, and an arrangement of Gershwin’s Three Preludes for trumpet and piano. Rounding out the program and highlighting Coletti’s “jazzy” side, are the Harry James “concerto,” a four-minute joyride through some of the famous band leader’s most virtuosic trumpet solos, and Coletti’s own arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s ever-popular Libertango.
“It is always a pleasure to work with musicians as talented as Chris Coletti,” says Artistic Director Richard Wargo. “Chris last appeared in Lake George in 2018 with the Canadian Brass, and now returns to The Sembrich to close our Promenade Series in a program as wide and diverse as his own path on the international music scene!”
Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Chris Coletti, best known for his work with the legendary Canadian Brass (2009-2019), is a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and new Assistant Professor at Ithaca
College School of Music. Comfortable in many musical styles, he has collaborated with a broad spectrum of musicians ranging from the Metropolitan Opera Brass, New York Philharmonic Principal Brass, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas and Ricardo Muti to Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. Chris also performs on the Baroque Trumpet with various early music ensembles in and around NY. Chris regularly performs with NOVUS NY, the all-star contemporary music orchestra of Trinity Church Wall Street in Manhattan.
Chris received his Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School and his Bachelor’s Degree from Manhattan School of Music. Throughout his education Chris received multiple awards and scholarships, and won a number of competitions including the Music Academy of the West Chamber Concerto Competition, Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition, LaGuardia Arts Concerto Competition, Staten Island Symphony
Concerto Competition, The Tanglewood Music Center Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Fellowship and Susan B. Kaplan Fellowship, The Juilliard School Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship, and The Manhattan School of Music President Scholarship.
Also joining Chris on the program are violinists Amanda Brin and Michael Emery, violist Stephani Emery, cellist Jonathan Brin, and pianist Michel Clement. This event is generously sponsored by North Country Public Radio.
This performance will take place outdoors under The Sembrich’s lakeside performance tent. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at TheSembrich.org/festival or by calling (518) 644-2431.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.
About The Sembrich:
Experience music, history, and nature at The Sembrich in Bolton Landing. This unique cultural experience features an annual Summer Festival with an exciting mix of world-class musicians, noted musical scholars, a
free film series, and the opportunity to enjoy it all on the beautiful shores of Lake George. Listed on the National Historic Register, The Sembrich was once the teaching studio of Polish American soprano Marcella
Sembrich, one of the most famous musicians at the turn of the 20th century. Museum visitors explore her legacy, which includes over 400 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and faculty positions at both the
Juilliard Graduate School and the Curtis Institute of Music. With an incredible performance venue, museum, and over four wooded acres of nature trails to explore, The Sembrich offers something for everyone.
The Sembrich is located at 4800 Lake Shore Drive in Bolton Landing, NY
For more information, visit www.TheSembrich.org or contact us at (518) 644-2431 or Office@TheSembrich.org
Photo at top: Chris Coletti. Photo by Bo Huang. Photo provided by Caleb Eick of The Sembrich.