Trombones of the Kennedy Center Recital

UPDATE: The concert video is now available in the Millennium Stage archives.

The Trombones of the Kennedy Center will present a recital on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center on April 4 at 6pm. The event is free (no tickets required) and will be streamed live and archived at

The group features the trombone sections of the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera Orchestra, with special guest Peter Ellefson and guest conductor Chris Branagan. This promises to be a fantastic recital, so be sure to watch it online if you can’t be there in person.


  • Handel, Overture to Royal Fireworks Music
  • Brahms, Fest und Gedenkspruche, Op. 18
  • Bourgeois, Scherzo Funebre
  • Crespo, Etude in the Style of Bruckner
  • Jacob, Trombone Octet


  • Craig Mulcahy, Principal Trombone, NSO
  • Barry Hearn, Associate Principal Trombone, NSO
  • David Murray, Second Trombone, NSO
  • Matt Guilford, Bass Trombone, NSO
  • Lee Rogers, Principal Trombone, WNO
  • Doug Rosenthal, Second Trombone, WNO
  • Stephen Dunkel, Bass Trombone, WNO
  • Peter Ellefson, special guest trombonist, Indiana University
  • Chris Branagan, Guest Conductor, Washington Trombone Ensemble

We’re thrilled that so many of the above performers choose to play our instruments.