Bridgewater College Trumpet Recital to Feature Chris Carrillo
Dr. Chris Carrillo, assistant professor of trumpet at James Madison University, will present a trumpet recital at Bridgewater College on Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in the Carter Center for Worship and Music. The recital is free and open to the public.
Dr. Larry Taylor, associate professor of music and chair of the department at Bridgewater College, will accompany Carrillo on organ and piano. Carrillo and Taylor will perform “Sinfonia for Trumpet” by Giuseppe Torelli, “Concerto in E-flat Major” by Jan Neruda, “Trumpet Concerto” by Alexander Goedicke and “Widmung,” by Robert Schumann
Carrillo’s wife, Dr. Christine Carrillo, who is an assistant professor of music at Bridgewater College, will accompany them for a performance of “Trumpet Voluntary” by William Boyce.
Carrillo is a Conn-Selmer trumpet artist and principal trumpet of the New Orchestra of Washington, D.C. He joined the faculty of JMU in 2009 where he teaches studio trumpet, coaches chamber music and performs with the Madison Brass and the faculty brass quintet-in-residence. He has performed with numerous ensembles including the Dallas Wind Symphony on the Grammy-nominated Garden of Dreams, the Music of David Maslanka, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and as a guest performer with the “President’s Own” Marine Band Brass Quintet.
Carrillo spent five seasons as a member of the Corpus Christi and Victoria Symphony orchestras, and he has performed as a substitute and extra with the Austin, Abilene, Charlottesville and Jacksonville symphonies. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and City Recital Hall in Sydney, Australia as a featured soloist and chamber musician.
In addition to teaching at Bridgewater College, Taylor is also the music director at Luray United Methodist Church. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree in organ from the University of Cincinnati, where he won the Strader Organ Competition. He has composed several anthems and cantatas including the song cycle Marie Curie (text by Tom Noe) and the opera Eros and Psyche (libretto by Noe). In addition to solo recitals on piano and organ, Taylor has arranged and performed accompaniments on organ for silent films including Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush and Buster Keaton’s One Week.