Port Washington, NY - November 15, 2016 - Don Winston & Friends is proud to present the fifth edition in its recital series of solo and chamber group performances. The concert will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, November 19th at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 12 Franklin Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050.
The recitals showcase performances by accomplished professionals alongside dedicated amateurs. Admission is free.
The lineup of special guest artists at this recital includes:
- Demondrae Thurman, Euphonium- One of the top euphonium soloists in the country, Demondrae has appeared at all four editions of Don Winston & Friends. He made his debut with the New York Philharmonic earlier this year.
- Jonathan Whitaker-Trombone professor at the University of Alabama, Jon has also performed locally at Carnegie Hall, and with the New York Philharmonic.
- Derek Fenstermacher, Tuba- Derek is the Principal Tuba with the New Jersey Symphony and the Albany Symphony.
Joanna Ross Hersey- Tuba- Former Principal Tuba with the US Coast Guard
Band, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
- Burt Mason, Trombone- Burt is a native of Central Islip and a former Trombone Soloist with the New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army. He has recently performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Utah Symphony to name a few.
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Don Winston- is a professional engineer and a leader in the field of commercial HVAC and sustainable buildings. He played euphonium, tuba, and trombone throughout his school career. Fortunately for the world of music, Don took his overly literal sense of time and ability to color precisely within the lines into a career in engineering. After 26 years away from the instrument, he resumed playing in 2007.