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Paul Merkelo - The Enlightened Trumpet makes PublicRadio90's 'Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic'

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Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning just after 9:30am ET. 

This time we are packed with goodies of all instruments and voices!  Trumpeter Paul Merkelo has a new recording as well, called The Enlightened Trumpet. 

Recognized among the finest trumpet virtuosos of his generation, Paul Merkelo releases The Enlightened Trumpet, his first recording for Sony Classical. Hailed as "a spectacular soloist ... a most impressive master of his instrument" (Montreal Gazette) who "knows no limits" (Der Spiegel) and with "unusual lyrical gifts" (Gramophone), Merkelo has been Principal trumpet with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 1995, and has appeared as soloist with prestigious orchestras around the globe, from Melbourne to Shanghai. In The Enlightened Trumpet, Merkelo is joined by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and its founder and conductor Marios Papadopoulos for four spectacular concertos by Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Telemann, and Hummel.

We'll also enjoy Third Coast Percussion's collaboration with Devonte Hynes (a.k.a. Blood Orange, and his premiere classical compositions) are debuted on the program, from the album Fields, A new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (with Luka Sulic, one of Two Cellos), and music performed by the Black Oak Ensemble, part of a cantata in Doublespeak, music for orchestra and tape, and more!

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