This event posted by: orock
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
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One of the many Canadian pig-farm-raised magician horn players in the world, Jeff Nelsen has thrilled audiences and mentored students for over twenty years. Probably best known for the eight years he spent touring and recording with Canadian Brass, Jeff has also performed concerti and chamber music on six continents, and in the horn sections of dozens of orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, and the Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Montreal, and St. Louis Symphonies. He is professor of horn at the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and is founder of Fearless Performance LLC, a company that focuses on training musicians and more to consistently perform their best.
Since giving his celebrated 2011 TEDx Talk about Fearless Performance Jeff has been training fellow TED Talk presenters, teachers, athletes, and business people into giving their own Fearless Performances as well. A huge Broadway musical fan, Jeff played the premiere run of two Broadway shows that were nominated for Tony awards – “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (Sherman Brothers) and “The Pirate Queen” (Boublil and Schönberg). Jeff has toured with Michael Bolton and Barry Manilow, has recorded with Michael Buble and the pop band “Barenaked Ladies”, and has performed on dozens of movie and video game soundtracks. Jeff most enjoys performing with his wife, mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen, on recital and orchestral pops series.
Hailed as a “rich voiced, expressive mezzo-soprano” by San Francisco Classical Voice and “appealingly direct and honest in tone and bearing,” by Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe, Nina Yoshida Nelsen made her New York City Opera debut with great success as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, conducted by George Manahan.
Recommended for ages 4 & up | Performances last 45 minutes
General Admission seating | Doors open 1/2 hour before performance
Accessible seating can be reserved online
2 Performance Subscription: $20
Single Tickets: $11 in advance | $12 day of performance – all ages
25% DISCOUNT for groups of 15 or more
Performances take place at Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center
Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD
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