Trumpeter Rex Richardson teaches trumpet, jazz improvisation and chamber music at Virginia Commonwealth University and tours throughout the year as a clinician, recitalist and soloist. He has recently commissioned four new works through VCU”s Presidential Research Quest Fund. This is the first time this has been awarded to an entirely artistic endeavor. The new works are by composers Allen Vizzutti, David Sampson, Anthony Plog and Andy Scott.
Three of the four works will be presented on a mega-concert this coming Tuesday at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts at VCU. Rex will be joined by principal trombonist from the New York Philharmonic Joseph Alessi and the VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, led by Terry Austin.
Here’s my on-air chat with Rex about the new works and the upcoming concert, along with a few excerpts.
Yours in good music,
Classical Music Host, 88.9 WCVE