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Storyteller: Contemporary Concertos for Trumpet

June 14, 2024

Mary Elizabeth Bowden, praised for her “splendid, brilliant” artistry (Gramophone), celebrates the narrative power of the trumpet with Storyteller: Contemporary Concertos for Trumpet. Bowden is joined by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Allen Tinkham in a collection of new concertos that redefine the trumpet’s voice in modern classical music. This recording, a testament to Bowden’s commitment to expanding the trumpet repertoire, features world premiere recordings of works by James M. Stephenson, Clarice V. Assad, Vivian Fung, Tyson Gholston Davis, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Reena Esmail, showcasing the richness and versatility of contemporary classical trumpet music.

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April 12, 2019


Rêverie is the second solo album from Mary Elizabeth Bowden, released on Summit Records in April 2019 and nominated for 3 Opus Klassik Awards. Rêverie is a collection of new arrangements by Rick DeJonge of popular classical works made for trumpet, strings, harp and harpsichord, including Debussy and Tailleferre’s Rêverie, Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria from the Magic Flute and Rondo alla Turca, Bach’s Badinerie and Erbarme dich, Mein Gott from St. Matthew Passion, and Debussy’s La fille aux cheveux de lin, Golliwog’s Cakewalk and Général Lavine. Also included are new compositions by James Stephenson, Catherine McMichael, Sarah Kirkland Snider and Rick DeJonge.

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January 1, 2018

Seraph Brass Asteria

Seraph Brass is a dynamic brass quintet drawing from a roster of America’s top female brass players. Committed to engaging audiences with captivating programming, Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics.

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April 7, 2015


Award-winning trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden brings her brilliant and nuanced versatility to her debut album, Radiance. The album features Bowden’s interpretations of compositions written by some of the most innovative modern American composers, highlighting her signature sound and the diverse, colorful range of the classical trumpet. A classical trumpeter and Yamaha Performing Artist, Mary Elizabeth Bowden has emerged as a brilliant young soloist and is highly regarded for her artistry and virtuosity, as well as the clarity, purity, and power of her sound.

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May 25, 2011

Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra

Mary performed as Principal Trumpet on Mahler Symphony No. 6, Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, conductor

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