New York Philharmonic Principal Trumpet Visits Texas Tech

Philip Smith will present as part of the Caprock Trumpet Conference.

WHAT:           Philip Smith, retired principal trumpet with the New York Philharmonic, will teach special master classes and perform alongside students as part of the Caprock Trumpet Conference hosted by the Texas Tech University School of Music.

Each day of the conference ends with a concert by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, featuring School of Music faculty Will Strieder performing Haydn's “Trumpet Concerto.”

WHEN:           LSO concert: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25
Philip Smith performance with Honors Trumpet Choir: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25

WHERE:         LSO concert: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane
Other events: School of Music, 18th Street and Boston Avenue

WHO:             Smith joined the New York Philharmonic as co-principal trumpet in October 1978, and assumed the position of principal trumpet in June 1988. Repertoire highlights include the world premiere of Joseph Turrin's “Trumpet Concerto” with the New York Philharmonic (1989) and its subsequent European premiere with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (1994).

Smith has appeared with many symphonic wind ensembles, including the U.S. “President's Own” Marine Band, the West Point Academy Band, the U.S. Army TRADOC Band, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, La Philharmonie des Vents des Quebec and many major university wind ensembles.

He has performed on several film soundtracks, including most recently “Manchurian Candidate” and “Hitch” as well as commercial soundtracks including NBC Sunday Night Football and Super Bowl XVII.

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CONTACT:  Andrew Stetson, assistant professor of trumpet, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4069 or