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Brass Roots Trio 
Classical, Jazz & Americana -  March 30th - 3PM

Program  Bios 


“Con Brio!”

“Shall We Dance!”  
                Hoe-Down   A. Copland/Bacon

"Basically Baroque"  
                Concerto in C   F. Manfredini
                                Allegro   /    Largo   /   Allegro

”Operatic Romance” 
             Romance & Duet from “The Pearl Fishers”    G. Bizet/Bacon
             La donna é mobile    G. Verdi

“Appalachian Echoes”
             Holy Manna     J. Martin 
             On the Blue Ridge    J. Martin/Bacon

“Red, White & Blues”
             Classic Medley     G. Gershwin/Bacon


“Move Over Mozart”
                Blue Rondo a la Turk     D. Brubeck/Bacon

“Tango Argentina!”
             Oblivion     A. Piazzolla/Bacon
             Libertango    A. Piazzolla/Bacon

“Sounds of Brazil”
             Impressões Seresteiras     H. Villa Lobos

“Soulful Spirituals!”
                I’ll Fly Away     M. Hayes/Bacon
             Ride On, King Jesus     H. Johnson
             This Little Light     M. Thomas/Bacon


    The musical fusion of French Horn, Piano and Trumpet and a brilliant tenor explodes into an extraordinary fourth personality…BRASS ROOTS TRIO. Blending the classical chamber music genre with contemporary American styles, the trio has created a new sound that transcends traditional musical boundaries. Their musical trek through classical, baroque, jazz, ragtime, folk and gospel styles has lead to a repertoire of hundreds of ingenious original arrangements.

    With extensive conservatory training and a broad range of performing experience on the recital stage, with symphony orchestras and in jazz venues, the three musicians display incomparable virtuosity. Their virtuoso technique, musical finesse and charisma give their performances an exuberance rarely seen on the classical stage, and their rapport with their listeners allows them to establish an immediate connection to their audiences. Brass Roots Trio has created a new sound for the 21st century!

    Pianist Rosetta Senkus Bacon, trumpeter and flugelhorn player Travis Heath, and French horn player and tenor Douglas Lundeen have demonstrated their prodigious talents across the country and around the world. Individually, their musical engagements have included the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Avery Fisher and Carnegie Hall in NY, the Banff Centre in Canada, the Guinness Jazz Festival in Ireland, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and orchestras and symphonies in England, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan and Costa Rica. Last season Brass Roots Trio performed at Oxford University in England, the Crystal Cathedral in California, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, as well as at colleges and community concert series venues across the US and UK.

    Pianist Rosetta Senkus Bacon has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia with concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Taipei County Cultural Center in Taiwan, St. Moritz Cultural Center in Switzerland, and Kaunus Philharmonic Hall in Lithuania. A frequent guest at international festivals, Rosetta has served on faculties and performed at “The International Summer Chamber Music Festival” in Taiwan and “The International School of Performing Arts” in Bucks County, PA where she accompanied Master Classes of Metropolitan Opera stars Sherrill Milnes and Gilda Cruz-Roma. She concertized with Metropolitan Opera soprano Judith Raskin and the internationally acclaimed Lithuanian clarinetist Algirdas Budrys. In a lighter vein she was one of the duo-pianists in “Side By Side By Sondheim” starring Arlene Francis and Hermione Gingold. A native of West Virginia, Rosetta graduated from West Virginia University and received a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

    Since winning first prize in the International Trumpet Guild solo competition in 1995, Travis Heath has elicited rave reviews on performances from the concert stage and at jazz venues. His dazzling playing of Baroque masterpieces on the piccolo trumpet and the mellow sounds of his jazz improvisations has won him acclaim from audiences young and old. Travis played for the dedication of the PNC Symphony Hall in Fukui, Japan, has been a recitalist at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, NJ PAC, B.B. King’s, and the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork, Ireland. He was a member of the brass ensembles Tapestry Brass and Crescendo and has toured and recorded with the contemporary ensemble TRUTH and the American Rhapsody Orchestra. In addition, he has performed with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Ray Charles and Arturo Sandoval. A native of Vero Beach, FL, Travis holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University. Travis has accepted a position as Coordinator of the Brass Department at Northeastern Illinois University and will join the faculty there in the fall of 2007.

    Alongside his studies on the French horn, Douglas Lundeen began his musical training in opera in Manhattan, coaching with Metropolitan Opera assistant conductor Frank Basilice. It was maestro Basilice, whose father had been principal horn of the Met orchestra under Toscanini, who encouraged Doug to pursue a horn-playing career while he waited for his voice to mature. An engagement as Principal Horn with the Orquesta Naçional de Costa Rica began what has turned into a 35-year career as a hornist. Equally at home as a soloist, chamber player and orchestral musician on the modern horn, Doug is also one of the leading players in North America on the valveless natural horn. Since winning first prize for solo natural horn in the 1987 American Horn Competition, he has played principal horn in period instrument orchestras in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Montréal, Boston, and Washington, D.C., and has recordings on the Sony, Koch, Titanic, Hyperion, and Musical Heritage Society Labels. On the modern horn, Doug has played principal horn with orchestras in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, in Philadelphia with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, on Broadway with “Jekyll and Hyde” and “Aida,” and he is currently Principal Horn of the Princeton Symphony. In addition he has performed at the Mostly Mozart Festival in NY, the Gustav Mahler Festival in Paris, The Montreal Bach Festival, Thomaskirche in Leipzig, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and the Palao de la Musica in Valencia, Spain. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Cincinnati Conservatory and is Associate Professor of Horn at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.


All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM

at the Saugerties United Methodist Church

on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street

Admission $12 - Seniors $10 - Students Free

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