Jazz meets classical

music July 19, 2018 11:55

By The Nation

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American trumpet player Adam Rapa will perform with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in the concert, “Crossing Over” taking place at Prince Mahidol Hall of Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, on August 3 at 7pm and August 4 at 4pm.

The versatile trumpeter will join conductor Dariusz Mikulski in blurring the lines between classical and jazz, playing his own works as well as performing Brahms’ “Symphony No 4, Op 98” and Thai traditional music.

A dynamic performer, composer and educator, Rapa was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and started studying the trumpet at 11, playing professionally at age 13 and playing lead trumpet in many of the big bands at Berklee College of Music by 15. A regular at jazz festivals and on the Boston and New York club scenes, he was a featured guest artist at both the 2007 and  2008 National Trumpet Competitions in Washington DC and the 2008 International Trumpet Guild conference in Banff, Canada.

Rapa has shared the stage and recorded with Grammy Award winners Nicholas Payton & Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Doc Severinsen, Mnozil Brass, Soulive, The New Life Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Eric Reed, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Cyrus Chestnut, Academy Award winning composer AR Rahman. He also spent seven years starring in the Tony & Emmy Award winning Broadway show, “Blast!” performing over 2000 shows across the US, the UK and Japan.

Tickets cost from Bt400 to Bt1,500 at Thai Ticket Major counters and online at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.