The Block
Third Coast Trombone

Third Coast Trombone Retreat Presents

Toby Oft, trombone, and Daniela Candillari, piano
Monday, August 21st, 7:30 pm

To purchase call 231.726.3231

$20

The Third Coast Trombone Retreat is an 8-day trombone intensive welcoming talented college, high school, and amateur trombonists from across the country to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

This concert features Boston Symphony Principal Trombone Toby Oft, and Daniela Candillari, piano.

Tickets are general admission and can be purchased by calling The Block ticket office at 231-726-3231 and at the Ticket Office, 360 W Western Ave, 1st floor, Muskegon.

Third Coast Trombone Retreat is a guest event and is not part of the regular season at The Block.

Toby Oft

Toby Oft
Principal Trombone, Boston Symphony

Toby Oft is the 12th Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and was appointed in 2008 by then Music Director, James Levine. Currently in his 9th season in the BSO, he has held Principal Trombone positions with San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sarasota Orchestra.

As an “exemplary soloist” with a tone described as “ringing and golden” by the Boston Globe, Toby Oft has performed both as a soloist and chamber musician in Jordan Hall as part of the Boston Symphony’s Chamber Player series. International concerto performance highlights include acclaimed performances of works such as the T-Bone Concerto by Johan de Meij and the David, Concertino for Trombone with a diverse variety of ensembles on several continents.

Mr. Oft’s domestic solo performances range from Schuller’s modern virtuosic work, Eine Kleine Posaunenmusik with “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Band in Washington D.C., to the rarely performed Leopold Mozart Serenade in D for trumpet, alto trombone, and orchestra, with the Boston Classical Orchestra.

With a deep commitment to education, Mr. Oft has presented masterclasses and recitals around the world. At home in Boston, he is on faculty at the New England Conservatory and Boston University. During the Summer, Toby Oft coaches the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center and is a frequent guest teacher and performer at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

In addition to prominent military band and teaching positions, Mr. Oft’s students have won tenured positions in top orchestras such as Detroit, Jacksonville, Toronto, and Puerto Rico. Recent students have also been accepted to distinguished festivals such as Verbier Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center.

As an Edwards Instruments performing artist, Mr. Oft helped design the new T350-HB tenor trombone model and has his own exclusive line of tenor and alto trombone mouthpieces with the Griego Mouthpiece company.

In spring 2014 Toby Oft released his debut album, titled “First Look”. As part of the lineage of the great Joannes Rochut, former Principal Trombone of the BSO, he is currently recording all the Rochut Etudes in HD video for students worldwide. For links to these videos, and more please visit TobyOft.com.

 

Daniela CandillariDaniela Candillari
Conductor/Piano

Daniela Candillari is a sought-after conductor, pianist and composer having worked with preeminent artists around the world. A native of Slovenia, she served the Slovenian National Opera as Assistant Conductor, Chorus Master, and Principal Coach for over twenty productions. She has served as Assistant Conductor for the European Opera Centre in partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Sarasota Opera.

As a collaborative pianist, she performed at Carnegie Hall with Julian Wachner and Novus NY and has worked with artists including Bryn Terfel, Dame Felicity Lott, Håkan Hagegård, Carol Vaness, Martina Arroyo, Dominic Argento, and William Bolcom.

Ms. Candillari is the founder and Artistic Director of Gravity Shift, a New York based chamber orchestra, and has recorded for NPR, Austrian Radio Broadcast Television, Slovenian National Radio and TV, and Serbian National TV. Highlights in the current season include serving as music director for Extraordinary Measures, a play by Eve Ensler, covering Julian Wachner on his new opera, Rev. 23, during the Prototype Festival, and joining the music staff at The Chautauqua Opera as Assistant Conductor to Steven Osgood. Future engagements include her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut leading performances of Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers, conducting Michael Gordon's Acquanetta at the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival, with Bang on a Can All-Stars as the orchestra, and leading the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia in a concert including Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3.

Third Coast Trombone

Third Coast Trombone Retreat Presents

Toby Oft, trombone, and Daniela Candillari, piano
Monday, August 21st, 7:30 pm

To purchase call 231.726.3231

$20

About

The Third Coast Trombone Retreat is an 8-day trombone intensive welcoming talented college, high school, and amateur trombonists from across the country to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

This concert features Boston Symphony Principal Trombone Toby Oft, and Daniela Candillari, piano.

Tickets are general admission and can be purchased by calling The Block ticket office at 231-726-3231 and at the Ticket Office, 360 W Western Ave, 1st floor, Muskegon.

Third Coast Trombone Retreat is a guest event and is not part of the regular season at The Block.

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