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Amici Americani Brass Quintent performance flyer - May 11, 2024 at the Ventura Townehouse Rose Garden

Pre-Mother’s Day Concert Featuring Brass Quintet Amici Americani

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Amici Americani Brass Quintent performance flyer - May 11, 2024 at the Ventura Townehouse Rose Garden

We are excited to announce our pre-Mother’s Day special concert featuring the world-class brass quintet “Amici Americani.” Be prepared to hear a delightful mixture of classics for brass, from J.S. Bach through the Beatles and beyond!

May 11th at 3:00 pm – Join us in the Rose Garden. Invite your family and friends!

Joan Haaland Paddock – Trumpet

Joan Haaland Paddock - trumpet - Amici AmericaniJoan is Professor of Music and Chamber Music Coordinator at Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon USA. Originally from North Dakota, she began trumpet studies at age 14 and enhanced studies by attending International Music Camp at the Peace Garden bordering ND and Canada. While abroad with the American Field Service Program (AFS), she studied with Shigeki Ide in Miyazaki, Japan. Joan is the first woman to earn a trumpet performance doctorate from Indiana University. She was awarded an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for original music written and performed by her for the documentary, Journey from Death. As Bach Trumpet Clinician for Selmer Music Corporation, Joan is soloist and clinician with school and community bands throughout the US. She serves as adjudicator, clinician, and guest-conductor for band and brass groups worldwide, most recently in the Americas, Norway, and now, Italy with the Banda Staffolo.

Joan performs with Britt Festival Orchestra and is ‘on call’ with Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera; she also plays with Oregon Symphonic Band and Salem Symphonic Winds. Joan coaches brass ensembles at the brass chamber music workshop at Humboldt State University in California.

John Monroe – Trombone

John Monroe - trombone - Amici AmericaniJohn Monroe has been playing trombone and euphonium for 65 years. John is currently principal trombone for Brazzissimo, a popular San Francisco Bay Area brass choir, and the San Francisco Brass Band. John is an active chamber musician, playing trombone with the Altos Brass Quintet, Balcony Brass Quintet, and the Stanford Trombone Quartet. He has also played euphonium in the Ohlone Wind Orchestra, solo euphonium in the Mission Peak Brass Band, and solo euphonium in the Mad River Tuba Quartet.
In the summer of 2009 John performed Henry Brant’s “Orbits” in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum with 81 of his closest trombone-playing friends. The New Yorker Magazine recognized this performance as one of New York City’s top ten musical events of 2009. He’s also played his trombone on the Great Wall of China.

Tom Hyde – Trumpet

Tom Hyde - trumpet - Amici AmericaniTom Hyde has been playing the trumpet since 1954 and is dedicated to the joyful practice of music. He has been a member of the Sonoma County Philharmonic Orchestra since 1999 and is currently their Principal Trumpet.

Mr. Hyde has studied trumpet with John Pearson of the San Francisco Opera and Kale Cummings of the Santa Rosa Symphony. He plays in numerous brass chamber music groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a founding member of the Brass Fire! Brass Quintet. He also plays with the North Coast Brass and the Balcony Brass. He has performed with the San Jose Symphony and the Santa Rosa Symphony and been a trumpet soloist with the Baroque Sinfonia of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma County Philharmonic Orchestra. He has attended the Humboldt State University Brass Chamber Music Workshop every year since 1988 and is on their advisory board.

Mark Lindenbaum – Tubist

Mark Lindenbaum - tuba - Amici AmericaniBorn in Chicago, Mark Lindenbaum was raised in a family with both scientific and musical backgrounds. He became a physician but has maintained a passionate interest in music throughout his life. Over the years he studied the tuba with Ross Tolbert of the Minnesota Orchestra, Randall Holmes of the U.S. Air Force Bands and Chris Olka of the Seattle Symphony. He particularly supports the cause of community-based music, performing in the orchestra of his adopted hometown, Bellingham, Washington, as well as in a brass quintet and traditional jazz band.
A lifelong interest and a joy for him has been brass chamber music, and he is a long-time participant and advisory board member of the Humboldt University (California) Brass Chamber Music Workshop, a music workshop for community level musicians.

Tyler Morse – French Horn

Tyler Morse - horn - Amici AmericaniTyler Morse has played horn for over 40 years. She was originally going to play cello, but shocked her parents by bringing home a battered French horn after the local music teachers gave a demonstration at her elementary school. She considered attending conservatory at Eastman School of Music but decided to pursue her passion for computer science at Stanford University instead.

She kept up her playing by taking lessons, joining the orchestra, and performing solo and chamber music concerts while acquiring her B.S. in Computer Science. She is currently a member of the San Francisco Philharmonic, Brewers Brass, and Balcony Brass. Tyler has been fortunate to play in small chamber groups since her third year of playing, those early groups organized by her first horn teacher. She has kept up her love of chamber music by attending the Brass Chamber Music Workshop at Humboldt University for the last 25 years.