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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Free trombone concert at St. John's, Lafayette Square June 6

Weston Sprott

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra trombonist Weston Sprott will present a recital featuring works by Liszt, Guilmant, Holst, and Eben at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square beginning at 12:10 p.m. June 6.  

Sprott, the second trombonist for the Metropolitan Orchestra, formerly was principal trombonist for the Pennsylvania Ballet and Delaware Symphony orchestras.  He has performed around the world, including concerts with the Atlanta Symphony, the Oslo Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and at Tanglewood, Spoleto, and Helsinki festivals. He teaches at Julliard's Music Advancement Program and other institutions.

St. John's organist Michael Lodico will accompany Sprott in the performance scheduled to last about 30 minutes, perfect for a lunchtime break and refresher. 

St. John's, "the church of the presidents," is located at the corner of H and 16th streets, NW.

St. John's, Lafayette Square /Patricia Leslie

Who:  Weston Sprott, trombonist

When: 12:10 p.m., Wednesday, June 6

Where:  St. John's Episcopal Church, 1525 H Street, NW

Admission:  No charge

Metro station:  McPherson Square (Vermont Avenue/White House exit)

For more information: 202-347-8766

Weston Sprott

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