UVA Chamber Music Series - Maximillian McNutt, trumpet

Sunday, October 29 - 2023

The UVA Chamber Music Series presents the second concert of the 2023-2024 Series on Sunday, October 29th, 2023, at 3:30 pm in Old Cabell Hall on the UVA Grounds. This concert features Maximillian McNutt, trumpet and John Mayhood, piano who are both on the faculty in the University of Virginia music department.  The program features works by Leonard Bernstein, Pietro Baldassari, Kent Kennan, Michael Cotten and Keving McKee.

A Simple Song from Mass - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Sonata No. 1 in F - Pietro Baldassari (1683-1768)
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano - Kent Kennan (1913-2003)
Song Cycle for Trumpet Unaccompanied - Michael Cotten (b. 1950)
Centennial Horizon - Kevin McKee (b. 1980)

Originally from New Albany, Ohio, Dr. Maximillian McNutt is currently Lecturer in Music at the University of Virginia, Principal Trumpet of the Charlottesville Symphony and a founding member of the Cantare Brass Quintet. Previously Dr. McNutt was Principal Trumpet of the Boulder Symphony, 2nd Trumpet of the Stratus Chamber Orchestra and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at St. Olaf College. He received his Bachelor of Music from Indiana University’s Jacob’s School of Music, his Master of Music from Western Michigan University and his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado.

As an orchestral musician Dr. McNutt has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Roanoke Symphony, and Wintergreen Music Festival among others. As a soloist he has won the MTNA Young Artist Brass Division National Competition, the University of Colorado Honors Concert Competition, the Bayview Music Festival Concerto Competition, placed 3rd in the Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition, 3rd in the International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition, 3rd in the National Trumpet Competition Graduate Division and was a finalist for the Delta Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition.

His primary teachers include Dr. Ryan Gardner, Justin Bartels, Scott Thornburg, Dr. Robert White, John Rommel and Nathan McGee.

Pianist John Mayhood enjoys a busy performance schedule that in recent seasons has taken him across the North America and Europe in a wide variety of solo and collaborative settings and in repertoire that spans from the English virginalists to music of the present day.  His concerts often explore the works of a single composer, combining solo piano and chamber music – he has dedicated complete evenings to the works of Poulenc, Hindemith, Feldman, and Schubert, and to new works by emerging composers.  He has recently given world premieres of works by Matthew Burtner, Daniel Kessner, and James Sochinski, and the US premiere of Bruce Mather’s Doisy Daëne III.  His performances are often featured on NPR, CBC, and SRC radio, and his recordings can be heard on Ravello Records and the EcoSono label.

Also a scholar, he has presented work on ‘transformational theory’ and ‘theory and performance’ at the University of Chicago and at the annual meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie.  His main interest is the philosophy of music, particularly meaning in abstract music and the philosophy of performance.

John holds the Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Ian Hobson; his other major teachers are Caio Pagano and Jean-Paul Sévilla.  He has taught piano at the University of Illinois and philosophy at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.  He currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is head of the piano faculty at the University of Virginia.

The UVA Chamber Music Series, presenting innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class performance faculty and celebrated guest artists, is comprised of six professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight the novice as well as the well-tempered critic. The UVA Chamber Music Series is directed by Jiyeon Choi.

To see all concerts in the series, please visit https://music.virginia.edu/uvacms.   

Tickets are $15 General / $13 UVA Faculty & Staff / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance / Free for students under 18.  Tickets are available at the UVA Arts Box Office by calling 434.924.3376, or by visiting artsboxoffice.virginia.edu.  Individual tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to the concert. UVA students need to reserve their tickets 24 hours in advance at the UVA Arts Box Office student ticket portal

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA’s historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall

All programs are subject to change.  

For more information, please call the Department of Music at 434.924.3052. 

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UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu