High school trumpeter to perform on Confirmation Sunday

Greenwich High School trumpeter Doug Wrotnowski will play a movement of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, as the prelude to the 10 a.m. worship service for Confirmation Sunday at Round Hill Community Church on May 19.

He will also play the final movement of Kent Kennan’s Trumpet Sonata as the postlude. The Haydn Concerto was written in 1796 when Haydn was 64 years old, for his longtime friend Anton Weidinger. Mr. Weidinger had invented a keyed trumpet that allowed Haydn to explore lower ranges of the instrument.

Kent Kennan (1913-2003) was an American composer, author, educator and professor. At the age of 23, he was awarded the Prix de Rome, which allowed him to study for three years in Europe, primarily at the American Academy in Rome. His Sonata for Trumpet and Piano is part of the standard repertoire for many collegiate trumpet studios.

Doug is the principal trumpet for the Greenwich High School Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra. His list of accolades includes five appearances at the Connecticut Western Regional Music Festival, two appearances at the Connecticut All-State Music Festival, an appearance as principal trumpet for the National Honors Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, a four-year tenure as principal trumpet at Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic and at present a member of the Sound Beach Community Band.

He studies with Jim Hamlin, the principal trumpet player of the Greenwich Symphony. A junior at Greenwich High School, Doug is a member of the Tri-M Music Honors Society, and intends to continue playing into college.

For further information, call 203-869-1091, or visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org.

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