Megumi Kanda, principal trombone of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, will premiere “Red Dragonfly” Sonata for Trombone and Piano at the International Trombone Festival in Columbus, Georgia on Wednesday, June 26th! She is a spectacular player…combining a gorgeous unique sound with amazing technical abilities.
When interviewing Megumi in preparation for writing a new trombone sonata for her, I asked if there was a special Japanese melody she would like to have included in the piece. She immediately suggested her favorite, Red Dragonfly, by Kosaku Yamada. She sang it for me over the phone, I wrote it down, and this lovely melody became the basis for the piece. It has three movements, the first dramatic, the second lovely, the third joyful and fun. Click on “Order Music” and then click on “Red Dragonfly” to hear excerpts for free, or download an MP3 recording from the store.
The website store is now open with printed music for players and recorded music for music lovers. Click “Order Music” to see what’s in store!
I hope everyone has a great summer with great music!