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Paul Merkelo stops by WABE: Atlanta to discuss 'The Enlightened Trumpet'

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Recognized among the finest trumpet virtuosos of his generation, Paul Merkelo release; The Enlightened Trumpet, his first recording for Sony Classical. pairs Merkelo with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and its founder and conductor Marios Papadopoulos for four spectacular concertos by Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Telemann, and Hummel.

Hailed as "a spectacular soloist ... a most impressive master of his instrument" (Montreal Gazette) who "knows no limits" (Der Spiegel) and with "unusual lyrical gifts" (Gramophone), Merkelo has been Principal trumpet with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 1995, and has appeared as soloist with prestigious orchestras around the globe, from Melbourne to Shanghai. 

In town for concerts and master classes at Kennesaw State University, Merkelo stopped by WABE: Atlanta - City Lights with host Lois Reitzes, to discuss his activities Kennesaw and "The Enlightened Trumpet" LISTEN TO THE SEGMENT
CREDIT SUMMER EVANS / WABE