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"If you want to describe the heavens to someone, use words.

If you want to take them there, use music."

- - - Jesús López-Cobos

Inspiring symphonic music performed by outstanding musicians from our community.




Saturday, April 20 @ 7:00 p.m.

Moser Performing Arts Center: Sexton Auditorium

Sunday, April 21 @ 4:00 p.m.

Moser Performing Arts Center: Sexton Auditorium 


A FREE pre-concert chat with the conductor and special guests will occur 45 minutes prior to each performance!



Zampa Overture   


Johann Nepomuk HUMMEL

Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, S. 49

    Gilmar CAVALCANTE, guest artist

Antonin DVORAK

Symphony No. 8 in G Major, opus 88





Gilmar Cavalcante is a trumpet player, teacher and music entrepreneur native of Brazil. He earned a Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State University (Muncie, IN), a Master of Music Performance from Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA) and a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB - João Pessoa Campus, Brazil).


Dr. Cavalcante has experience in both classical and popular styles and has presented in regional and international conferences, such as the International Trumpet Guild (ITG), has edited, translated and published articles, books and released albums; available on Amazon and major streaming platforms (respectively). Currently, Dr. Cavalcante serves as principal trumpet for Manchester Symphony Orchestra (North Manchester, IN), 3rd/utility trumpet for Anderson Symphony Orchestra (Anderson, IN) and teaches at Manchester University and Anderson University.


Dr. Gilmar Cavalcante expects to accomplish projects in the field of music teaching, including his own trumpet method book; music performance, including an album with new works for trumpet; and (in the field of technology) the development of a music business app. In the meantime, he intends to continue contributing to the field of music through teaching, performing and helping other musicians to find their pathways to success.

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