Phil Smith, NY Philharmonic Principal Trumpeter Retiring

Phil Smith has played trumpet with the New York Philharmonic for the last 36 years, and has been principal trumpeter for the last 25 years. When he was a student at Julliard, the great Sir George Solti asked Smith to come play for the New York Philharmonic. He’s been on some of my most favorite classical recordings. Mr. Smith is now headed to Georgia to continue teaching at the University of Georgia’s Hodgson School of Music. Thanks for all the wonderful music!

Here’s a great video of Mr. Smith playing Fanfare for the Common Man, one of the most gorgeous (and exposed!) trumpet fanfares in modern music, or any music. Bravissimo!

http://www.music.uga.edu/newsblog/2013/11/new-york-philharmonics-philip-smith-to-join-uga-trumpet-faculty/

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