11 November 2018
DESERET NEWS: More than music geeks — find out what these 4 Utah Symphony members do in their free time
SALT LAKE CITY — For Travis Peterson, the phrase “third time’s the charm” is true — if you multiply it by 11.
It took 33 auditions for the Minnesota trumpeter to land a full-time orchestra job, and the Utah Symphony was lucky No. 33. Peterson, the symphony’s principal trumpet player since 2013, is one of four soloists performing J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1 and 2. The concerts, which take place Nov. 16 and 17 at Abravanel Hall, kick off the symphony’s goal to perform all six Brandenburg concertos this season.
We spoke with Peterson and the other featured soloists about their journey to the symphony and their hobbies outside of music — ranging from fervent baking to high-risk mountain biking.