School of the Arts

Heroic Music for Trumpet and Organ

Department of Music and Theatre to Present Organ and Trumpet Concert on Sept. 15

Centennial Organ
The Centennial Organ was built between 1984 and 1990

The Department of Music and Theatre at CSU, Chico will host a concert entitled Heroic Music for Trumpet and Organ on Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature David Rothe, playing the University's Centennial Organ, and Ayako Nakamura, playing trumpets and flugelhorn.

Heroic Music for Trumpet and Organ will take place on the stage of the Harlen Adams Theatre in the Performing Arts Center at CSU, Chico.

The program will include: Heroic Marches by Georg Philipp Telemann; Toccata in D by Gio “Padre” Martini; a trumpet prelude by Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Elegy by Alexander Arutiunian; Prayer of Saint Gregory by Alan Hovhaness; Prelude and Fugue in G Minor by Dietrich Buxtehude; and two chorale preludes by Johann Sebastian Bach.

David Rothe
David Rothe (organ)

Rothe taught music at CSU, Chico from 1968 to 2008. He continues to teach privately and through the University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program. He is also an organist for St. John’s Episcopal Church and an organist and choirmaster for St. John’s Catholic Church, both in Chico. 

Ayako Nakamura plays trumpet for the North State Symphony and also teaches trumpet and other music courses at CSU, Chico.

Ayako Nakamura
Ayako Nakamura (trumpet and flugelhorn)

The University Centennial Organ was designed and built by Munetaka Yokota between 1984 and 1990 with the assistance of Chico State faculty and students and Chico community volunteers. 

Tickets for Heroic Music for Trumpet and Organ—at $15 adults, $13 seniors, and $6 children and CSU, Chico students—are available at the University Box Office, or at the Harlen Adams Theatre stage door the evening of the concert.

For more information call the Department of Music and Theatre Office at 530-898-5152.


Story by David Scholz, Department of Music and Theatre faculty member