Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Ansel Norris, trumpet tamer

Ansel Norris at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition

Trumpeter Ansel Norris says "The trumpet is an unruly beast that must be coaxed into a calm and agreeable state... Some days it comes very naturally, and others it requires a bit more wrangling." Norris certainly wrangled his unruly trumpet during the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition finals. On today's show, hear him at that competition, playing Rodion Shchedrin's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra.