Renowned Trumpeter Jay Daly to Headline Free Concert at Fitchburg State University

by Madonna

Fitchburg State University’s Concert Band and Community Orchestra are gearing up for an evening of musical delight, featuring renowned trumpeter Jay Daly as a special guest. The free concert, set to take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at Weston Auditorium, promises an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Acknowledged as one of the leading trumpeters in the Northeast, Jay Daly’s exceptional skill and stylistic range have earned him acclaim across the musical spectrum. Peter Mansfield, orchestrator and arranger with the Boston Pops Orchestra, praises Daly’s virtuosity and professionalism, setting high expectations for the upcoming performance.


Daly will take center stage in a 12-minute medley spotlighting iconic tunes from the 20th century, where the trumpet shines as a solo instrument. From classics of the Great American Songbook to hits from chart-toppers like Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, and the Beatles, the repertoire promises to captivate audiences of all tastes.


Assistant Professor Amy McGlothlin, leading the Concert Band, expresses enthusiasm for the diverse musical journey the audience will embark upon. Whether you’re a seasoned fan of jazz legends or new to the experience, McGlothlin assures a deeply moving performance that will linger in your heart.


Comprising students, faculty, and community musicians, the Fitchburg State Community Orchestra is a testament to the university’s commitment to fostering artistic collaboration within the Greater Fitchburg community. Similarly, the Concert Band welcomes members from all walks of life, providing a platform for musical expression for students, alumni, faculty, and community members alike.

With its inclusive spirit and promise of musical excellence, the upcoming concert at Fitchburg State University is poised to be a memorable event for all who attend.


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