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20th concert San Francisco 2016

Oct 8 and 9, 2016, Conservatory Concert Hall, San Francisco

Program:
Ferdinand David, Trombone Concertino, Op.4
Bramwell Tovey, The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1

World Doctors Orchestra
Conductor: Stefan Willich
Soloist: Joseph Alessi, trombone

Joseph Alessi was appointed Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic in the spring of 1985. He began musical studies in his native California with his father, Joseph Alessi, Sr. As a high school student in San Rafael, California, he was a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony before continuing his musical training at Philadelphia`s Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to joining the Philharmonic, Mr. Alessi was second trombone of The Philadelphia Orchestra for four seasons, and principal trombone of L`Orchestre symphonique de Montreal for one season. In addition, he has performed as guest principal trombonist with the London Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall led by Pierre Boulez. Mr. Alessi is an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber music performer. In April 1990 he made his solo debut with the New York Philharmonic. His most recent appearance with the Philharmonic as soloist was in world premiere performances of Melinda Wagner's Trombone Concerto in February of 2007. Mr. Alessi has been a guest soloist in many international orchestras and participated in numerous festivals, including the Festivale Musica di Camera in Protogruaro, Italy; Cabrillo Music Festival; Swiss Brass Week; and Lieksa Brass Week in Finland. He is a founding member of the Summit Brass ensemble at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Tempe, Arizona. In 2002 Mr. Alessi was awarded an International Trombone Association Award for his contributions to the world of trombone music and trombone playing.

The proceeds of the concerts in San Francisco were donated to The George Mark Children's House.

Some musical samples of this concert are available here.

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