Neil Mueller is Associate Professor of Trumpet at Central Michigan University and a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. He will be performing this weekend as part of the Brandenburg Festival, which takes place Saturday night in Manistee and Sunday afternoon in Traverse City.
Neil Mueller will be featured in the performance of the Brandenburg Concerto no. 2, where he will play one of the most difficult parts for the trumpet ever composed. He visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to demonstrate a few of the challenging passages and talk about how people react when they see and hear a piccolo trumpet for the first time. Hear the entire conversation below.
The Brandenburg Festival takes place Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee and Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at City Opera House in Traverse City. David Holland and Crispin Campbell are the festival’s co-artistic directors. For more information about the Saturday night performance at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee, click here. For more information about the Sunday afternoon performance at City Opera House in Traverse City, click here.