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Duo Brings Free 'Trumpet Invasion' Concert to Nardin Park in Farmington Hills

Father and son team Rich and Brandon Ridenour perform an April 7 program that includes works by Debussy, Gershwin and others

A "Trumpet Invasion" arrives April 7 at Nardin Park United Methodist Church, with father and son duo Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, and Rich Ridenour, piano.

The free concert, presented by the church's Music and Fine Arts Committee, begins at 2 p.m. with a program that includes compositions by Debussy, Bartok, Joplin, Gershwin and Prokofiev.

Father and son team Rich and Brandon Ridenour have been entertaining on stage together since Brandon was 7. In addition to programming great music for all ages, Rich and Brandon weave a comedic presence only father and son can share on a stage.

In 2006, at the age of 20, trumpeter Brandon Ridenour became the youngest member to ever join the prestigious Canadian Brass and won the International Trumpet Guild solo competition playing his own composition, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano. Pianist Rich Ridenour has built a grand career performing concerts ranging from classical masterworks to American ragtime, jazz and rock & roll. Rich received a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music and is an international Steinway Artist.

The next concert, “The A Cappella American Songbook”, by highly acclaimed 9-member vocal ensemble Chicago A Cappella, will be held May 5.

Source: Nardin Park press release

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