- Jul 13 2023
- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble
There is only one regularly-performing 24-trumpet musical ensemble in the United States, and it has its home in the Twin Cities! The Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble (TCTE) was founded in 2014 by a trio of trumpeters who decided to invite others to join them for trumpet playing and camaraderie. It took only a few months for the group to grow to 24 of the best trumpet players in the area.
TCTE had 53 trumpeters play with the organization in 2020 and 2021. Since it’s inception in 2013 they have had 77 players in their ranks and have played just under 100 performances. The ensemble has performed 251 works encompassing music from the Renaissance to the present. In 2021 TCTE released it’s first CD album, “Soundings”.
Under the direction of James Olcott and with an impressive repertoire, the TCTE has given numerous successful performances and is in demand for appearances around the region. For variety, the ensemble also boasts a jazz group of six trumpets and jazz rhythm section, and is augmented by percussion/timpani, and occasional low brass.
Fans of the TCTE have come to expect the obligatory opening fanfare at concerts, but then are astonished at the range and virtuosity of both the musical selections and the players. A Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble concert is a musical feast not to be missed!