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MYSO Presents Founders Concert With Soloist Mark Niehaus Today

Before moving to Milwaukee, Mr. Niehaus spent three seasons as a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida with Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas. He may be heard on two RCA label recordings with the New World Symphony and Tilson Thomas: The Music of Villa Lobos and New World Jazz, on which he is a featured soloist. He returns to Miami regularly to teach and coach new generations of New World musicians. He has also served on the faculties of the North Carolina School of the Arts and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

In Milwaukee, Mr. Niehaus has been a featured soloist on several occasions, performing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, Bach Cantata No. 51 and the Martin Concerto for Seven Winds. In the 2011-12 season, he performed the Arutunian Concerto and Bach's Second Brandenburg Concerto. In the 2012-13 season, he will be featured in the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 in C for piano and trumpet.

Mr. Niehaus recently completed a special recording project with the G. Schirmer Instrumental Library, The Trumpet Collection. Published in three Volumes by Hal Leonard, it includes over 30 works and features Companion recordings by Mr. Niehaus. The project presents a wide Spectrum of trumpet literature appropriate for recitals and is available from major music retailers nationwide.

Mr. Niehaus lives in Milwaukee with his wife and two sons and maintains an active teaching studio. He is proud to be the Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 398 and serves on the District Committee for the Milwaukee Boy Scout Council.

Tickets to MYSO's concert are $16.50 for adults and $11.50 for students and senior citizens (age 60 & up) (includes Zelazo Center processing fee) and are available at the Zelazo Center Box Office. For more information please emailmichellehoffman@myso.org or call 414-267-2947. For advance tickets, call the MYSO office at 414-267-2958.

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