Hudson makes debut with University Symphony Orchestra

The University Symphony Orchestra opens its season with its new Canadian Brass member and two favorites from the repertoire: Johannes Brahms’ passionate Symphony No. 3 in F major and Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.

There will be two performances for audiences to choose from, scheduled for Sept 29 and Sept. 30, both at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will take place in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington Street in Fort Collins.

Perhaps the most biographical work that came from Brahms, the symphony is filled with a sense of ardor and melancholy as the composer deals with his own personal struggles.

Caleb Hudson, CSU’s new assistant professor of trumpet, joins Maestro Wes Kenney for his first concerto at the University. A member of the famed Canadian Brass, his playing is already known throughout the world.

About Caleb Hudson

Caleb Hudson is the newest member of the Canadian Brass, having graduated from the Juilliard School with both a bachelor and master of music degree. Acclaimed by the New York Times as “brilliantly stylish,” Caleb made his solo debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincolcaleb-hudsonn Center performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.

Hudson has performed as a soloist around the world, most recently with the Israel Philharmonic in Tel Aviv. Possessing a wide range of musical styles, his experience ranges from soloing in Carnegie Hall to appearing with rock band Vampire Weekend on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Other recent solo engagements include the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn Festival, University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, University of Scranton and a solo recital at the University of Georgia that was broadcast nationally on NPR’s Performance Today.

Hudson won first place at the National Trumpet Competition multiple times, and performed with pianist Vladimir Feltsman at the Aspen Music Festival, as well as the New York City Ballet, New World Symphony, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and New York Trumpet Ensemble. An avid baroque musician, Hudson also performs with notable early music ensembles, including Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, The American Classical Orchestra, Concert Royal and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Ensemble ACJW, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that promotes arts advocacy, community outreach and music education.

In addition to performing in Canadian Brass all year for thousands of fans around the world, Hudson has a passion for writing music, especially for the group. His arrangements and compositions have been published and featured on two albums, Canadian Brass: Perfect Landing and Canadian Brass: Great Wall of China. In 2015, his original composition White Rose Elegy was performed as a world premiere in Lincoln Center by the Canadian Brass and New York Philharmonic Principal Brass and Percussion.

Tickets for the performance are no charge for full-fee paying CSU students, $1 for youth (under 18), and $12 for the public. Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the UCA lobby Monday through Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 60 minutes prior to performances, by phone at (970) 491-ARTS (2787), or online at

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