Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra Concert on December 5 Features Guest Trumpet Artist David JumperThe Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra will present a concert of music from Britain and America conducted by John Vaida Jr. The concert will take place on Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature guest trumpet soloist David Jumper. Admission is free.
Vaida will conduct, William Boyce’s “Symphony no. 1” in B-flat major, “The Unanswered Question” by Charles Ives, “Quiet City” by Aaron Copland and two movements from Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony: "Playful Pizzicato" and "Sentimental Sarabande."
Vaida has performed throughout the United States and Europe as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral player. He is the executive director and co-founder of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society. He is also an adjunct professor of violin at Wilkes and the director of the Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra. Vaida holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Duquesne University and a master of music degree in performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music.
Guest trumpet artist, David Jumper, is the professor of trumpet and jazz studies at Marywood University and is a leader in innovating jazz education and modern improvisation. He is also responsible for coordinating the Jazz Theory and Improvisation curriculum and conducting the Marywood University Trumpet Ensemble. Jumper has performed at the MNOP Jazz Festival in Perigueue, France, the Rochester Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, and well known venues The House of Blues, Tipitinas, and Snug Harbor.