Trumpet Soloist to Perform at the Coil School of the Arts Concert Hall

Thomas Hooten 
Thomas Hooten, the premier trumpet player in the world, will perform a solo recital on Friday, September 29 at the Riverside City College’s Henry W. Coil and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts Concert Hall. 

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens, 55 years of age and older. 

Hooten, who will be joined by Joanne Pearce Martin in piano, is the Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, a position which he has held since 2012. Prior to joining the LA Phil, he served as Principal Trumpet in the Atlanta Symphony from 2006-2012 and as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Indianapolis Symphony. He began his professional career in 2000 with a trumpet/cornet position in The President’s Own United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C. 

He is a member of the faculty at the University of Southern California and also serves on the faculty for the Aspen Music Festival, acting as a guest artist and teacher. Hooten travels across the world as a soloist and clinician, and he is currently active in the Los Angeles studio scene. A native of Tampa, Florida, he earned a bachelor degree in Music from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree from Rice University. 

The audience will also be treated to the piano playing of Martin, who in 2001 became the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra keyboardist. A graduate of Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, she also balances a busy career as soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. She has appeared as soloist with the LA Phil at both Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, and with many other orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Huddersfield Philharmonic in England.