Abbie Conant, one of the best trombonists in the world, will perform at Northern Arizona University as part of its ongoing Horizons Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Ashurst Hall.
Conant, known for breaking barriers for women in the music world, will sing and play numerous instruments during “Aletheia”—a musical theater work composed by William Osborne. “Aletheia” is Greek for “creating a space where truth can appear” and features singing, instrumental music, computer-controlled piano and quadraphonic electronics.
“Abbie Conant is a phenom as a performing trombonist, actress, teacher and inspirational advocate for women’s rights in the orchestral world,” says School of Music director Todd Sullivan.
Conant’s struggles against sexism in the orchestral world are legendary. Her fight and victory against gender discrimination in the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra where she won the position for principal trombone, inspired generations of women musicians and international media coverage. Conant and Osborne have received critical acclaim from performances in more than 165 cities in America and Europe.
Tickets are $20.00 for general admission, $12.50 for seniors and NAU employees and free for students and youth. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (928) 523-5661.
Complimentary parking is available for Horizons Concert Series goers and NAU Art Museum receptions in lots P3 (behind Gammage), P8 (north of the College of Education on Knoles Dr.) and P4 (ADA stalls near Ashurst—must have hangtag). A campus map can be found online.