“Concert Unites Jazz Hearts for Valentine’s Day”

Lindemann, who has played every major concert venue in the world and was once named International Brass Personality of the Year by Brass Herald, will be the guest soloist for a special Valentine’s Day POPS concert Thursday by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra at Converse College’s Twichell Auditorium.

Lindemann said he and Spartanburg Philharmonic music director/conductor Sarah Ioannides previously worked together on the piece during a performance in Michigan with the world-renowned Brass Band of Battle Creek.

Ioannides “is a fantastic conductor — very personable both with the musicians and the audience,” said Lindemann, who was classically trained at The Juilliard School in New York. “What I like about working with her is that she’s what we would call a ‘musician’s conductor,’ meaning that she has true empathy for the people who are standing on stage making music that she’s trying to create.

In addition to featuring Lindemann, Thursday’s POPS concert will include the first-ever collaboration between the Spartanburg Philharmonic and the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble. – By Dan Armonaitis, Spartanburg Herald Journal

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