The College of Southern Maryland continues the 2013-14 Ward Virts Concert series with award-winning trumpeter Timothy Hudson at 3 p.m., Feb. 16 in the Multipurpose Room, Building B at the Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J. W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick.
Hudson has performed throughout the U.S., Mexico, England, New Zealand, the Far East and Israel, performing with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Yoel Levi, Mariss Jansons, Leonard Slatkin and Enrique Batiz.
As a studio musician, Hudson has recorded for Summit Records, Academy Sound and Vision, Ltd., OSEM, Mode Records, Mark Records, Mellencamp and Associates Group of the Navarre Corp. and IBA labels.
He has held the principal trumpet position with the Knoxville Symphony, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York and he has performed with other orchestras including the Oslo Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
Hudson is the founding member and director of the Carolina Brass. Under his direction, Carolina Brass has become a national touring ensemble and a Summit Recording Artist with international distribution. In addition, he plays an average of 250 engagements each year including performances with Carolina Brass, the North Carolina Symphony and the Opera Company of North Carolina. For the past 20 years, he has performed with pop and jazz artists such as Ray Charles, the Temptations, Tony Bennett, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Rogers, Bobby Vinton, the Moody Blues, Chuck Mangione and Dizzy Gillespie.
Hudson graduated from Indiana University, the New England Conservatory of Music and University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He will be accompanied by CSMs Music Director Dr. Stephen Johnson at the Feb. 16 performance.
“Tim and I were colleagues at the New England Music Camp in Maine 20 years ago, and Im so pleased to be accompanying him again after all this time, said Johnson. A trumpet player of his background and caliber will be a real treat for the Southern Maryland audience, especially the colleges brass students.”
The Ward Virts Concert series is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, Edward and Patricia Mehosky and CSM. The centerpiece of the concert series is a world-class Boesendorfer Grand Piano which was donated to CSM by the Ward Virts Piano Project for the enjoyment of the Southern Maryland community.
The remaining schedule for the Ward Virts series is Laura Armstrong (clarinet), March 9, Bernard Vallandingham (violin), April 6 and Michael K. Santana (baritone), May 4. Admission is free and seating is open but limited. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For information, contact 443-550-6011, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/WardVirts/index.html.
CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Timothy Hudson, Trumpet. 3 p.m., Feb. 16, College of Southern Maryland, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Timothy Hudson has been a member of professional orchestras in the United States and abroad under world-class conductors. He has held the principal trumpet position with the Knoxville Symphony (Tennessee), Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York, New England Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico. Hudson is the founding member and director of national touring ensemble Carolina Brass. The Ward Virts Concert Series is presented by Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, Edward and Patricia Mehosky and CSM. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Free. 443-550-6011, email@example.com or www.csmd.edu/Arts.