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

Feb 2018
Feb 11-12Northern Illinois UnivNIURecital program and classesTickets
Feb 13thWestern Michigan UnivWMURecital program and classesTickets
Feb 14thFort Wayne INFort Wayne
Recital program and classesTickets
Feb 15thIndiana UnivIURecital program and classes
Feb 17,18Butler University
Feb 24thLos Angeles PhilharmonicOscarsTribute in MemoriumTickets
March 2019
Feb 28, Mar 1,2,3Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallMahler 9Tickets
March 7-10Los Angeles Philharmonic Disney Concert HallMahler 1Tickets
March 14-22Los Angeles Philharmonic Asia Tour
Asia Tour: Seoul,TokyoTickets
March 31stNorth Carolina School of the artsUNCSARecital and classesTickets
April 2019
April 1stUNCGUNCGMasterclass

“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