Trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti will be on hand to help the Spokane Symphony celebrate Valentine’s Day, tonight at the Opera House. Vizzutti will perform Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto and his own Emerald Concerto. Guest conductor Uri Segal will lead the orchestra in Dvorak’s Scherzo Capriccioso and Tchaikovsky’s Suite from “The Sleeping Beauty.”
Vizzutti grew up in Missoula, Mont., and has since had a career that has included symphonic and recital appearances, concerts and tours with the likes of Chick Corea and Woody Herman, more than 100 film soundtracks and recordings of both the symphonic and jazz repertoires.
Guest conductor Segal is chief conductor of the Century Orchestra in Osaka, Japan and music director of the Chautauqua Festival in upstate New York, as well as principal guest conductor of the Louisville Orchestra.
The Spokane Symphony concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $13 to $18 and are available at the Symphony box office in the Seafirst Building, 624-1200, and G&B outlets, 325-SEAT and (800) 325-SEAT).
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