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The Tone Row Trombone Quartet

Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake


This concert has been postponed due to illness of a performer. We hope to reschedule and provide information as soon as possible.


The third event in this years Friends of Classical Music series.


The TRTQ is a group formed of students from the Juilliard School. They are currently under tutelage of Joseph Alessi.


This event will be held at the Sedgewood Boathouse located at 1026 Barrett Circle West, Kent NY 10512.

About the Event

James Tobias is earning his bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School, and is currently in the studio of Joseph Alessi. Mr. Tobias has just completed a season as Acting Second Trombone with the Jacksonville Symphony. Mr. Tobias performed as a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in 2015 and 2016, and as a fellow of the Music Academy of the West in 2017 and 2018. In 2013, Mr. Tobias was the winner of the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute concerto competition.

Ethan Shrier is from Potomac, MD just outside our nation’s capital. The son of a diplomat, he grew up moving all over the world. He was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia then quickly moved to Beijing where he and his family lived for five years before moving back to the US. He started the trombone at age 10 and started taking it very seriously once he began lessons with his first teacher, Ken Wolff. Over the summers Ethan has toured Europe and China in connection with Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra under the batons of Charles Dutoit, Christopher Eschenbach and Valery Gergiev. He has also performed as part of the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Music Center where he performed with Andris Nelsons, Herbert Blomstedt and Thomas Adès. Currently a student at The Juilliard School, he was a member of the ensemble that won the 2018 Emory Remington Trombone Choir competition as part of the International Trombone Festival. He is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School. He currently studies with Joseph Alessi.

Stephen Whimple, 23, hailing from Clifton Park, New York, attends The Juilliard School, where he studies with Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic. Prior to his graduate studies, Stephen completed his Bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude at The Crane School of Music, at SUNY Potsdam, where he studied Applied Trombone with Dr. Mark Hartman and Jazz Trombone with Bret Zvacek. In previous summers, Stephen has received fellowships from programs such as the Third Coast Trombone Retreat, the Texas Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Chautauqua Institution. In 2018, he was selected as a finalist in the ITA Robert Marsteller Solo Competition, and in 2017 placed 2nd in the Texas Tech University Big 12 Tenor Trombone Solo Competition. Stephen is currently an Irene Diamond Graduate Fellow, Music Advancement Program Fellow and Morse Teaching Artist Fellow at the Juilliard School.

Aaron Albert is a native South Carolinian studying bass trombone performance a The Juilliard School under Blair Bollinger. Prior coming to Juilliard, Aaron attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for two years. His past teachers include Denson Paul Pollard and Thomas Riccobono. An active freelance musician, Aaron has played in groups such as the Montclair Orchestra, Princeton Symphony, Ensemble 212, NOVUS NY, musicians of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, International Chamber Orchestra of America, and Camerata Notturna.