2006 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"Homecoming"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
Robert Frear, Guest Conductor
Opening Ceremony
Program to be selected from the following:
A Yorkshire Ballad ............................................................ James Barnes
Invercargill ............................................................................ Alex Lithgo
Selections from "The King & I" ...................... Rogers and Hammerstein
Slavic Overture ........................................................... Leonard Bernstein
Shadow Catcher ................................................................... Eric Ewazen
Featuring The Pearl City Brass Quintet
Trumpet in the Night ......................................................... Harry Simone
Trumpet Soliost:  TBA
Zacatecas ......................................................................... Genaro Codina
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Rob Frear Rob Frear is one the most illustrious alumni of the Pomona Concert Band.  He joined the band long before he had any choice in the matter accompanying his parents, Larry and Emily, to rehearsals and concerts throughout his childhood.  He pursued music professionally earning degrees at Cal State Long Beach and the University of Southern California.  He is now one of Southern California's busiest freelance trumpet players.  In addition he holds the position of Director of Brass Studies at Cal State Long Beach.

His long list of performance credits include all the major orchestras in Southern California as well as The American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, The Stuttgart Ballet, and The Moscow Classical Ballet.  He was solo trumpet with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta in several world wide tours.  A high point in his playing career was the performance of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Sao Paolo, Brazil before an open-air audience of over 300,000.  Wecome back, Rob!