Arts & Entertainment Lecture Series

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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Upcoming Lectures

Historical Trumpet Demonstration & Recital on Baroque Trumpet 

Saturday, Nov. 18 3:30 p.m.
Presented by Jared Wallis, DMA

Dr. Jared Wallis is a trumpeter, scholar, and teaching artist based in Rochester, NY. Jared is a regular member of the Ithaca Brass and Sonitus Clarissima and has performed with numerous groups including the Mantzaros Philharmonic Society and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He was awarded 1st prize in the 2022 North American Baroque Trumpet Competition, and he recently gave the world premiere of his first composition, We Are Still Here, at the 2023 International Trumpet Guild Conference. A passionate mentor, Jared currently serves as assistant professor of trumpet at Ithaca College and assistant professor of baroque trumpet at the Eastman School of Music. Jared earned his MM, DMA, and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with James Thompson and Boyde Hood. He is also a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he studied with Jason Dovel and graduated summa cum laude. Jared is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Sackbut Demonstration & Recital 

Saturday, Dec. 9 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Ben David Aronson, DMA

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.

Recent Lectures

Sound the Trumpet: Tracing the Use of the Trumpet through the Bible

Friday, Sept. 15 4:30 p.m.
Presented by Paul Tingley, DMA

This first lecture of the new series explores the biblical significance of the trumpet as a symbol and instrument, drawing from the scripture “The trumpet shall sound.” It traces the rich history of the trumpet in the Bible, examining its role in conveying divine messages and heralding significant events. The lecture incorporates musical excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah” and works by Samuel Adler, to illuminate the trumpet’s spiritual and cultural importance throughout history.