February 6, 2009 – Boston Symphony Orchestra Bass Trombonist Douglas Yeo will conduct a master class and perform a recital at Northwestern College on Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Nazareth Chapel.
At this free event, Yeo will be accompanied by Leonard Danek. Attendees will receive expert tips and instruction during the master class and enjoy works by Schumann, Bevan, Ewazen, and Vaughan Williams, performed on the bass trombone as well as the serpent, a precursor to the modern tuba.
Yeo, who holds a bachelor of music degree from Wheaton College and a master of arts degree from New York University, is a faculty member at the New England Conservatory of Music. Before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Boston Pops Orchestra in May 1985, he was a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Gerry Mulligan Big Band.
Yeo's performance at Northwestern College is part of a series of performances scheduled across the country during his six-month sabbatical from the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Boston Pops Orchestra.