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Cleveland Orchestra Principal Trombonist Massimo La Rosa to Play Benefit Recital, 4/6

Cleveland Orchestra Principal Trombonist Massimo La Rosa to Play Benefit Recital, 4/6

Massimo La Rosa, Principal Trombonist of The Cleveland Orchestra, will perform a recital to benefit the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). The event will take place on April 6 at 6:00pm at the First Unitarian Church located at 21600 Shaker Boulevard in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Tickets are $15, and are available for purchase online through the DMRF through this link: http://dystonia.donorshops.com/product/recital/massimolarosabenefitrecital.php. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Massimo La Rosa will be joined by his recital partner, pianist Elizabeth DeMio.

The recital also celebrates the recent release of La Rosa's newest recording, Sempre Espressivo. The recording includes critically acclaimed performances of standard works from the trombone repertoire, J.S. Bach's Suite no. 1 in G major for Solo Cello (performed on trombone) and a new arrangement of the famous Intermezzo from Puccini's Manon Lescaut. American Record Guide recently wrote that the recording features La Rosa's "big and resonant tone, his impeccable intonation, and his long and meaningful phrases." Cleveland Classical said, "You don't have to be a trombonist to cherish this recording - it will surprise all music lovers with what that instrument can do in the hands of an accomplished and dedicated soloist like Massimo La Rosa."

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every copy of Sempre Espressivo is being donated to the DMRF. Speaking about the Foundation, Massimo La Rosa said, "I have many musician friends who have had to deal with this devastating condition, and I hope you will join me in supporting the important research of the DMRF."

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