VHS Presents Francisco J. Rosario-Vega, Trombone Visiting Artist in Residence and Guest Jazz Soloist

By: Valparaiso High School Last Updated: November 19, 2010

Francisco-Rosario-VegaSpecial guest Francisco J. Rosario-Vega, principal trombone of the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra, Spain, will be a guest residence artist with the Valparaiso Community Schools band program during the first three weeks of December. During his visit he will present master classes during the school day, solo with the VHS jazz bands, perform a recital in conjunction with the Concert Association of Valparaiso, and present a clinic at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Selected students will perform along with Mr. Rosario-Vega at a concert in Valparaiso and also be featured at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

Mr. Rosario-Vega has been principal trombone of the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra since the spring of 1991. He has performed under some of the world’s most reknown conductors such as Sir Georg Solti, Yuri Temirkanov, Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas among others. He has been a recipient of the New York Philharmonic Music Assistance Fund and has presented clinics and master classes throughout Europe. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he earned a B.M. in Trombone performance and an Artist Diploma. He has presented recitals in the United States, Puerto Rico, Spain, Portugal, Dominican Republic and toured around the world with the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the jazz trombone quintet Bone-Idol.

VHS Brass Symposium

Guest Artist Jazz Concert
Date: Friday, December 3
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: VHS Auditorium
Admission: $5 per person

Brass Master Class
Date: Wednesday, December 8
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: VHS Band Room
Admission: Free

Trombone and Friends Concert
Date: Saturday, December 11
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: VHS Auditorium
Admission: $15 per person, VCS Students K-12 Free!

Midwest Clinic- Trombone Clinic
Date: Thursday, December 16
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: McCormick Place, Chicago