Press Release / Calendar Announcement

posted May 11, 2011, 2:10 PM by Misty Oakes   [ updated Nov 4, 2011, 2:34 PM ]

What: Trumpet and Piano Recital by retired Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet, Cliff Newton, and piano accompanist/renowned conductor, Joseph Kreines

                                When: 3 p.m., on Sunday May 22, 2011, FREE TO THE PUBLIC

                                LOCATION: N.E. FLORIDA CONSERVATORY

Who: Cliff Newton, trumpet, retired from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra after being the Principal Trumpet for 32 years.  As Principal trumpet, Mr. Newton has had the opportunity to perform many solos with his symphony colleagues in a variety of classical and jazz styles.  Mr. Newton began his studies of the trumpet at the age of 10 in the public school of his small hometown in Central Florida. 
He went on to receive Bachelors degree in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of South Florida.  Mr. Newton later received a Masters in Trumpet Performance with an emphasis on college-level teaching from the University of Northern Colorado.  Other performance
experience includes the NORAD Band in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and he currently performs
as a soloist with the Belle Fleur String Quartet and the Palm Court Society Orchestra in Jacksonville,
Florida.  In addition to an active performance career, Mr. Newton has been an instructor of trumpet at the Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, as well as Jacksonville University and University of North Florida in  Jacksonville, Florida.  In addition to “Classical Music”, his favorite musical styles include early jazz, Argentine tango and American Civil War era brass band music.  He is the Co-founder of the Ancient City Brass Band. 

A native of Chicago, Joseph Kreines came to Florida as associate conductor of the Florida Symphony Orchestra, where he served for four years. Subsequently, he was conductor of the Brevard Symphony, associate conductor of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, and musical director for several opera and musical theatre productions. He has served as clinician and guest conductor with some 300 bands, orchestras and choruses throughout the nation and also appears as piano accompanist at numerous recitals and festivals. In addition, Mr. Kreines has composed a number of original works for various media, and has made numerous transcriptions for concert band and brass choir, and other chamber ensembles, being particularly well-known for those of the music of Percy Grainger. He is also the author of Music for Concert Band, a selective annotated guide to band literature. In 2004, he was honored as an inductee to the Roll of Distinction in the Florida Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame, and is currently music director and principal conductor of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra.

                Location: Northeast Florida Conservatory