United States Navy Band: Lord of the Rings
Free (RSVP available)
- Joseph Gonzalez, vibraphone
John Philip Sousa — Washington Post March
Nathan Daughtrey — Concerto for Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble ("II. Enchanted Light – La Luz Encantada")
Johan de Meij — Symphony No. 1 "The Lord of the Rings"
Join your United States Navy Band for an unforgettable evening of timeless melodies, remarkable vibraphone artistry, and an enchanting journey to Middle-earth!
Be captivated by the exceptional talents of students from Alexandria City High School as they take the stage alongside the Navy Band to perform Sousa's The Washington Post March. Experience the magic of MU1 Joseph Gonzalez's performance of the second movement from Nathan Daughtrey's Vibraphone Concerto. Allow "Lord of the Rings" to transport you to a realm of fantasy and adventure.
Don't miss this extraordinary musical event that honors both local talent and the esteemed US Navy Band. Join us at Alexandria City High School on December 1, 2023, at 7:30pm!
About Joseph Gonzalez, vibraphone
Joseph Gonzalez is a native of San Antonio, Texas and has been a member of the United States Navy Band, Washington DC since 2015. He holds a Master of Music from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Texas at Austin. During his four years at the University of Texas, he was a proud member of the Longhorn Marching Band. His percussion teachers include Jauvon Gilliam, Eric Shin, She-e Wu, Michael Burritt, Jim Ross, Thomas Burritt and Tony Edwards.
In 2011, he was chosen as the first prize winner of the New York Percussive Arts Society Snare Drum Competition, in which he composed and performed his own solo work. He has performed ensemble and solo works for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the New York PAS Day of Percussion. His symphonic performance credits include performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, Chicago Civic Orchestra and New World Symphony. In addition to his extensive performing activity in the Washington DC area, Gonzalez is privileged to be involved with the newly formed Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio in his hometown; a passion project where he is both the principal percussionist and guest conductor.