Parkersburg native, John Engelkes, performs at Stephens Auditorium with San Francisco Symphony

posted on Friday, March 15, 2019 in News

Ames, Iowa – January 28, 2019 – John Engelkes, bass trombonist and Parkersburg, Iowa native, will perform with the San Francisco Symphony at Stephens Auditorium on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

John joined the San Francisco Symphony in 1981. He has been a member of the Baltimore Symphony and has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and Florida Symphony. He studied with John Hansen at the University of Northern Iowa, where he received his bachelor’s degree, and later pursued a master's degree at Northwestern University, where studied with Frank Crisafulli and Edward Kleinhammer. While in Chicago, Mr. Engelkes performed in the Northwestern Wind Ensemble, Northwestern Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Chicago Pops. He serves on the faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is a founding member of the Bay Brass.

The SFS presents more than 220 concerts annually and reaches an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, through its multifaceted education and community programs, and on national and international tours.

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