Founded in 1983, this brilliant and versatile trumpet and organ duo present an extraordinary range of styles, with performances featuring music spanning four hundred years. The name Clarion suggests the musical connections to both the trumpet and organ and its meaning for the duo as a “Clarion Call” for innovative ideas, in keeping with their interest in the unique flavor of new music for trumpet and organ. Clarion’s three commercial recordings feature works in every genre; the second and third CDs are all works commissioned for the duo, including Adam Schoenberg’s American Classical homage to the space program “Apollo,” to James Mobberley’s, a boisterous piece for trumpet, organ and electronics “Icarus Wept” to, believe it or not, pieces with a direct connection to the Canadian rock band “Rush.” Clarion’s electric and distinctive performances have pushed the envelope of the centuries-old association of trumpet and organ – the duo believes if the classics are the heartbeat of music, outstanding new works must be the lifeblood itself. Clarion is touring Scotland in June and July of 2023.
Performance space with a pipe organ and two music stands.