Metropolitan Opera Orchestra trumpeter Peter Bond joins UMBC faculty and students for a night of incredible brass music. The evening will include a solo set by Bond, faculty and student chamber music, and Bond displaying some his virtuosity as soloist and collaborator with a large UMBC student/faculty brass ensemble.
Peter Bond has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1992. Raised in Rockford Illinois, his path to the “Met” was atypical; while his future orchestra colleagues were attending professional training programs like Interlochen and Tanglewood, Bond spent summers on the road with a drum and bugle corps and the rest of his time focused on big band jazz. This pattern continued through college at Western Illinois University, where he received a degree in music education. It was only in graduate school at Georgia State University that he turned his attention to orchestral trumpet, studying with John Head, principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has also studied on an “outpatient” basis with Vincent Cichowicz, Adolph Herseth, Arnold Jacobs, Robert Nagle, and James Pandolfi. After graduate school, Bond remained in Atlanta, enjoying a busy and varied career as a freelance musician. In 1987 his first orchestra audition resulted in being named principal trumpet of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra in Albuquerque. Five years later, he auditioned for the Met and was offered his current position.
$15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC music majors and music faculty/staff, available online or at the box office one hour prior to the performance.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.