Showcase December 2014 - page 36

Kathy Saltzman Romey
Kathy Saltzman Romey, artistic director of
the Minnesota Chorale since 1995, became
choral advisor to
the Minnesota
Orchestra in 2004.
She is the creative
and organizing
force behind the
Chorale’s programs,
including Bridges,
which is recognized
nationally. She is
also director of
choral activities
at the University of Minnesota as well as
principal chorus master for the Oregon Bach
Festival Choir. More:
Friday, December 19, 2014, 8 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2 pm
Orchestra Hall
Orchestra Hall
Jingle Bell Doc
with the Minnesota Orchestra
Doc Severinsen
, conductor and trumpet
Kathy Saltzman Romey
, conductor
Vanessa Thomas
, vocals
Joseph Wolverton
, vocals
Minnesota Chorale
Twin Cities Bronze
Holiday Concerts
Jingle Bell Doc
19, 21
The program for today’s concert will be announced from the stage.
There will be one intermission.
Doc Severinsen
, conductor and trumpet
Pops Conductor Laureate Doc Severinsen, the Minnesota Orchestra’s
principal pops conductor from 1993 to 2007, has achieved the status
of an American icon during his six-decade career as conductor,
trumpet soloist and
bandleader. He rose
to fame as music
director of
The Tonight
Show Starring Johnny
, and he has
since conducted and
performed with major
orchestras throughout
the U.S. and Canada.
Severinsen made his
Minnesota Orchestra
debut in 1965 and in
2003 was featured
with the Orchestra in
the world premiere of
Stephen Paulus’ Double
Trumpet Concerto,
a work written for
Severinsen and
Principal Trumpet Manny Laureano. In recent years he has appeared
twice at Orchestra Hall with the San Miguel 5 ensemble. With more
than 30 albums to his credit, including the Grammy-winning
Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band—Volume I
, he has recorded
everything from big band and jazz-fusion to classical works. His
company, Severinsen Custom Trumpets, manufactures the Destino,
a handcrafted “dream trumpet.” More:
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