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Tuning In w/ Jeannie Little & Don Kronenberger
January 17 @ 5:30pm
SYMPHONY “TUNING IN” DISCUSSION SERIES TO FEATURE BRASS PLAYERS
JEANNIE LITTLE, TROMBONE & DON KRONENBERGER, TUBA
Bozeman, January 2019 – The next “Tuning In to the Orchestra” event presented by the Bozeman Symphony will feature members from the orchestra’s low brass section: Jeannie Little, Principal Trombone, and Don Kronenberger, Principal Tuba. In this interactive discussion series, Maestro Savery hosts musicians of the Bozeman Symphony. With a focus on individual players, get the “inside scoop” of each artists’ perspective on making music as part of the Bozeman Symphony. Players discuss the various challenges of their instruments, the repertoire, how they fit into the orchestra and choir as a whole, and more. Join us on Thursday, January 17th at the Bozeman Public Library’s community room (626 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715) at 5:30 p.m. or virtually as the event will be live streamed on Facebook – follow us at facebook.com/bozemansymphony. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Bozeman Symphony at firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-585-9774, or online at bozemansymphony.org. View previous conversations featuring the Bobcat Brass Trio, Concertmaster Carrie Krause, and members of the percussion section by visiting the Symphony’s YouTube channel.
Dr. Jeannie Little, Trombone – Low Brass Professor and Director of University Band at MSU, fell in love with the trombone as a child, after her band director played her a recording of Tommy Dorsey’s “Getting Sentimental Over You.” Dorsey’s golden tones lured her into the world of trombone and a lifetime of musical pursuits. Jeannie earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, master’s degree from Northwestern University and doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, all in trombone performance. She has performed with symphony orchestras all over the country, a highlight of which was performing with the Chicago Symphony under Leonard Bernstein. Jeannie has also had great success as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor. Her teaching career spans all age groups, from beginning elementary students in the Los Angeles public schools to gifted international high school students at the Interlochen Arts Academy to university students at the University of Hawaii, James Madison University, Louisiana State University and now at MSU. Originally from Alabama, Jeannie brings her love and passion for music and the trombone to Montana’s students every day. She is very excited to be in Bozeman and hopes one day to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a cowgirl…or at least looking like one.
Don Kronenberger, Tuba – Earning his Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), and Master of Business Administration from Rice University (Houston, TX), Don Kronenberger is currently principal tuba of the Bozeman and Butte Symphony Orchestras, and former member of the Helena, and Galveston Symphony Orchestras. While at the University of Michigan, he performed under Gustav Meier, Carl St. Clair, and H. Robert Reynolds. Don has lived in Butte, Montana since 1995 and commutes to Bozeman for every orchestra rehearsal and performance. This season marks 22 years with the Bozeman Symphony. An active Montessori Educator, Don’s interests include rafting Montana rivers, running, hiking, skiing, reading, and Buddhist meditation.