Learning to Listen 2020-2021
The Curtis Institute of Music Brass Trio: David Schonberger (Bass Trombone), Martina Smith (Horn), and Alan Douglas Tolbert (Trumpet)
Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 2 p.m. | Virtual via Zoom
Free and open to the public.
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The Curtis Institute Trio will perform in a very open rehearsal, presenting selections from Pergolesi, Poulenc and more. The musicians will appear live via Zoom to talk through the choices and variations they bring to each piece, and answer questions from the audience.
About the Musicians
David Schonberger, from El Paso, Texas, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018 and studies bass trombone with Blair Bollinger. David is the Susan and Frank Mechura Annual Fellow at Curtis. He has appeared as a soloist with the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. He has been featured on Interlochen Public Radio and was awarded the Interlochen Young Artist Award. He has performed as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S. David began playing the trombone at age 11 and previously studied with John Feeny and Thomas Riccobono. In his spare time, he enjoys biking and hiking.
About the Series
The Coleman Sisters Learning to Listen Series was established in memory of Elizabeth Coleman Mooney ’48 and in honor of Susan Norton Coleman ’45, who wanted future generations of students to derive the same great pleasure from music that they did. The Series features virtuosic musicians in a salon-like atmosphere with informative conversation.
Live In-Person Events Canceled Due to COVID-19
While we continue to advance our students' academic progress, we must do our part to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus: All live, public Bryn Mawr College Arts Program events on the Bryn Mawr and Haverford College campuses have been suspended.
Our faculty and students continue to create, learn, and grow together in a remote learning environment. We will share any details on virtual experiences, rescheduled dates for canceled events, and events in future seasons, as soon as details are available.
For more information about Bryn Mawr's response, please visit https://www.brynmawr.edu/healthcenter/coronavirus-information-and-updates.
Learning to Listen 2019-20
Learning to Listen 2018-19
- Vera Quartet
- The Bearded Ladies Cabaret's John Jarboe and Revolution Winds
- Learning to Listen Bus Trip to Philadelphia Orchestra's performance of Beethoven's Eroica
Learning to Listen 2017-18
- The Glory of Venice with The Princeton Singers
- A Very Open Rehearsal of Jean Françaix's Wind Quintet No. 1 with musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music
- Conjuring the Slavic Soul with the Arcadian Trio
Learning to Listen 2016-17
- The Jasper String Quartet in Shostakovich's 110th Birthday Celebration
- What Makes Music Expressive with John Andrew Bailey
- The Brass Project from the Curtis Institute of Music
Learning to Listen 2015-16
- Erik Satie's 150th birthday celebration with Viktor Valkov (piano) and Luosha Fang (violin)
- A Very Open Rehearsal of Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18 No. 6 in Bb Major with musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music
- Exploring the Sonority of Strings with Christine Lamprea (cello) and Jordan Dodson (guitar)