2018 Calendar

“It was hard not to focus on the evening’s principal trumpet. Appearing in the [Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s] first chair for the second week in a row was Thomas Hooten, principal of Salonen’s old ensemble, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Hooten’s playing of the prominent trumpet role was nothing short of spectacular — richly projected with gleaming tone and consistently stylish and attentive to the narrative.”      — The Classical Review

Nov 2018
Nov 1-4thLos Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallMahler 5Tickets
Nov 11thChamber Orchestra of the South BayNorris TheatreHummel Concerto in E flatTickets
Nov 16-18thLos Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallSaint-Saens: Organ Sym no. 3Tickets
Nov 23-25thLos Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallMovie musicTickets
Nov 30-Dec 2Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallTck 6, Tilson Thomas: playthings of the WindTickets
Dec 2018
Dec 7-9Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallTck: Romeo and Juliet, Ives: A SymphonyTickets
Dec 14-16Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallBrahms 2nd SymTickets
Jan 2019
Jan 3-6Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallBrahms 4th SymTickets
Jan 10, 11, 13Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallAdams, GlassTickets
Jan 18-19Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallSaariaho, MessianTickets
Jan 20thLos Angeles Philharmonic SegerstromSaariaho, MessianTickets
Jan 24-27Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallAll John Williams programTickets
Feb 2019
Feb 1-3Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallBritten: 4 interludes, Also sprach ZarathustraTickets

“A breakneck percussion section often set the agenda, pushing the other sections of the orchestra into responses that ranged from wisps of sound, in which Tom Hooten’s impeccably clipped trumpet stood out, to hammering ostinatos, with occasional hints of Gershwin momentarily caught up in the action. It was superbly played.”      — The Guardian

“The musicians of the Philharmonic played for Gustavo Dudamel as if they meant it and were watching their conductor’s every move. The string section particularly impressed with its rugged and gutsy playing, digging into the meat and expression of phrases. With his opening trumpet call (and continued perfection), Thomas Hooten set the bar of accomplishment. In the scherzo, Andrew Bain gave a colossal account of the solo French horn part.”      — Orange County Register

Tom Hooten