If you're a trumpet player, a trumpet teacher, or simply a fan, your event has arrived. The Eastman Trumpet Festival is a two-day extravaganza devoted solely to concerts, master classes, and lectures featuring and pertaining to the versatile brass instrument. Notable artists who will be performing and providing their expertise include former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal Trumpet Mark Gould, RPO Principal Trumpet Douglas Prosser, Baroque trumpet specialist Brian Shaw, and Eastman professor James Thompson. Clinics cover everything from Baroque to jazz and audition tips, and the concerts feature the Eastman Wind Orchestra and other ensembles. For a rare chance to hear the Baroque trumpet in action, you'll want to check out Shaw and Publick Musick's performance at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Eastman Trumpet Festival starts on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. and takes place Saturday, March 19, from 8 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., at Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street. The registration fee for classes, clinics, and sessions is $50. The Publick Musick concert at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday is free. 274-1735; esm.rochester.edu.