Principal trombonist of the Milwaukee Symphony to give recital

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
Photo of Megumi Kanda.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—As part of a residence with the Western Michigan University School of Music, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Principal Trombonist Megumi Kanda will play a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Kanda also will be presenting a master class at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Dalton Center Lecture Hall.

Megumi Kanda

Kanda has been principal trombonist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2002. A native of Tokyo, Japan, Kanda began to play the trombone at age 10. At age 15, she became the youngest player ever to be named as one of the top ten trombonists at the Japanese Wind and Percussion Competition.

Kanda came to the United States in 1994. Prior to joining the Milwaukee Symphony, she served as a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, faculty member of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and the Eastman School of Music Community Education Division, and Principal Trombonist of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

In the March 24 recital, she will be accompanied by School of Music faculty pianist Silvia Roederer. The program will include several works composed for Kanda and reminiscent of her Japanese heritage.

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