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IVSO will present concert on Nov. 3

Trumpet John Hagstrom
Trumpet John Hagstrom

LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, directed by Music Director and Conductor Daniel Sommerville, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in LaSalle-Peru Township High School’s Matthiessen Memorial Auditorium.

The concert will feature John Hagstrom, a trumpeter and member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, playing Alexander Arutiunian’s “Trumpet Concerto” in A-flat Major.

Admission to the concert is free for students K-12, and $5 for college students with a student ID.

Hagstrom has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1996. Before joining the CSO, he was principal trumpet of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra in Kansas and assistant professor of trumpet at Wichita State University. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music. He spent six years in the United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where he was principal trumpet for three years. He has also worked extensively with Yamaha to create several professional trumpet designs. Yamaha has selected the Chicago Artist Model C Trumpet in 2006 to be their 10 millionth instrument ever produced.

In June of 2006, Hagstrom’s first solo CD was released on the Albany Records label. Recordings featuring Hagstrom include his performance of the Bellini Oboe Concerto and the Sachse Concertino with the Chicago Brass Choir, and he can be heard as lead trumpet on Daniel Barenboim’s recording on the Teldec label titled Tribute to Ellington.

The concert will also include Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” and “In Autumn” by Grieg.

Admission is by season membership or individual ticket, available online at ivso.org or at the door. Adult tickets are $20, students K-12 free, and college with an ID is $5. The auditorium is handicapped accessible.

The Illinois Valley Symphony Guild will hold an after-concert reception. Guild Ambassadors will greet concertgoers, who at this time will have an opportunity to join the Guild (advocacy group) that greets concertgoers, ushers and hosts receptions. Both men and women are welcome to show their support for the IVSO by joining the IVSO Guild.

This concert is sponsored by Aziz and Wendy Asphahani. Season sponsors are Regional Radio and Ottawa Radio.

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