As I was digging for information about the upcoming ProMusica Chamber Orchestra performances featuring Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, I was struck by an old bit of "conventional wisdom" that many a music teacher has tried to change.
All you have to do is a search of women trumpet players to uncover a huge list of fabulous musicians. Over the last decade, Helseth has done her part to dispel that myth by embarking on regular tours with her 10-piece, all-female brass ensemble tenThing.
She began the project in 2007 for the opportunity to perform with some of her musical friends. After a number of European tours, the ensemble traveled to Paris and the United States, with performances at Wolf Trap, New York and Philadelphia, to name a few.
This weekend, Helseth brings her trumpet to Columbus for two performances with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Worthington United Methodist Church and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Southern Theatre.
Helseth performs a favorite, Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, along with Seraph for Trumpet and String Orchestra by Scottish composer James MacMillan.
Here's a little sneak preview of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto.