2018 Calendar

“It was hard not to focus on the evening’s principal trumpet. Appearing in the [Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s] first chair for the second week in a row was Thomas Hooten, principal of Salonen’s old ensemble, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Hooten’s playing of the prominent trumpet role was nothing short of spectacular — richly projected with gleaming tone and consistently stylish and attentive to the narrative.”      — The Classical Review

February 2018
Feb 23, ,24, 25 Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallPictures at an Exhibition Tickets
Feb 28Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallThe Oscar NightTickets
March 2018
March 2, 3Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallHolst; The PlanetsTickets
March 8thLAP Brass SectionDisney Concert HallBaroque BrassTickets
March 13thRecitalCU BoulderHonegger, Desenclos, Planel and more...
March 15thRecitalUtah Trumpet GuildHonegger, Desenclos, Planel and more...
March 17thWorkshopsBoise State Brass StudioHonesty & Integrity, Performance Nerves
March 18thRecitalBoise State Brass StudioHonegger, Desenclos, Planel and more...
March 22, 24, 25Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallDvorak 8th SymTickets
March 29, 30, 31Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallV. Williams Sym 6Tickets
April 2018
April 5, 6, 7, 8 Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallMahler: Das Lied von der ErdeTickets
April 13, 14, 15Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallShostakovich 5, Varese Ameriques Tickets
April 19, 20, 21, 22Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallBeethoven 9thTickets
April 24-May 9thLos Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Tour. Boston, NY, Paris, London
May 12, 13Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallDvorak 7th Sym.Tickets
May 17, 18, 19, 20Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallSchumann 2nd SymTickets
May 24, 25, 26, 27Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallSchumann 3rd SymTickets
June 1, 2, 3Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallSchumann: Das Paradies und die PeriTickets
June 18-24Chosen ValeEnfield, NHPerforming and CoachingTickets
June 24th-July 8thAspen Music FestivalAspen, ColoradoTeaching and PerformingTickets

“A breakneck percussion section often set the agenda, pushing the other sections of the orchestra into responses that ranged from wisps of sound, in which Tom Hooten’s impeccably clipped trumpet stood out, to hammering ostinatos, with occasional hints of Gershwin momentarily caught up in the action. It was superbly played.”      — The Guardian

“The musicians of the Philharmonic played for Gustavo Dudamel as if they meant it and were watching their conductor’s every move. The string section particularly impressed with its rugged and gutsy playing, digging into the meat and expression of phrases. With his opening trumpet call (and continued perfection), Thomas Hooten set the bar of accomplishment. In the scherzo, Andrew Bain gave a colossal account of the solo French horn part.”      — Orange County Register

Tom Hooten