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Trumpeter Jim Bekkering in Studio A

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Jim Bekkering
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The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra is performing a concert this weekend called "Burnished Brass." The centerpiece of their concert is the trumpet concerto by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Jim Bekkering will be the soloist in the Hummel concerto. He stopped by IPR's Studio A to give a preview of the concerto. He spoke with IPR's Amanda Sewell about how his love for orchestral music began at Interlochen in the 1950s and why it's never too late for anyone to pick up a musical instrument. Hear the entire performance and conversation below.

The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra concert is this Sunday, August 20 at 4 PM at the Benzie Central High School Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Click here for more information.

Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.