Decoding the Ancestor of the
Modern-Day Trombone

Sackbut Demonstration & Recital

Presented by Ben David Aronson, DMA

Saturday, December 9, 1:00 PM
Livestreamed from the Performing Arts Center
95 Southern Eagle Cartway, Brewster, MA
About this Lecture:
Journey back in time and immerse yourself in the rich, resonant sounds of the Sackbut, an historical instrument that dates back to the seventeenth century. Trombonist, Ben David Aronson, will present a selection of the earliest solo and chamber ensemble repertoire, giving a nuanced appreciation of the instruments’ unique characteristics, capabilities, and historical context. Ben David will be joined by trumpeter, Paul Tingley, and keyboardist, James Jordan, on behalf of Arts Empowering Life.


Susanne un jour, Orlando di Lasso (c. 1532 – 1594)

Divisions on Susanne un jour, Giovanni Bassano (c. 1571 – 1617)

La Hieronyma, Giovanni Martino Cesare (c. 1590 – 1667)

Divisions on Susanne un jour, Francesco Rognoni Taeggio (c. 1560s – after 1626)

About Ben David Aronson
Based in Rochester, NY, Ben David Aronson has performed with a wide range of ensembles including Symphoria, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic and Erie Philharmonic orchestras, and as a founding member of the Hohenfels Trombone Quartet. His engagements as a historical trombonist include collaborations with the Dark Horse Consort, Piffaro, Pegasus Early Music, Publick Musick, Trinity Wall Street, Opera Lafayette, Apollo’s Fire, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, and the Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra. He holds a DMA from the Eastman School of Music and serves on the faculties of the Eastman Community Music School, Hochstein School of Music and Dance, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and SUNY Geneseo. This season, Ben David is very much looking forward to performing with the Newberry Consort, Haymarket Opera, Opera Atelier, Boston Baroque, Pegasus, Choral Arts Philadelphia, Phiharmonie Austin, the Madison Bach Musicians, and in various exciting projects as a founding member and co-Artistic Director of Incantare.
About the Arts & Entertainment Lecture Series:
Delve into a diverse array of subjects, from the rich history of the trumpet to the intricate nuances of baroque performance practice. Presented by esteemed experts and enthusiasts, each lecture is a gateway to expand your knowledge, ignite your imagination, and deepen your appreciation for the arts. Join us in celebrating the power of creativity and culture as we explore, learn, and connect.
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