Hooten to Join Concert Lineup This Friday at SWOSU

David B. Hooten
David B. Hooten

Oklahoma’s well-known trumpeter David B. Hooten will join guest trumpeter Leonard Candelaria of Alabama at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble concert this Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. on the Weatherford campus.

Admission is free and the public is invited to the concert in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Also joining Hooten and Candelaria on stage will be SWOSU’s own trumpeter James South. The SWOSU Wind Ensemble is conducted by South and David Bessinger.

Hooten is currently a trumpet soloist residing in Oklahoma City. His busy schedule includes 150 appearances each year throughout the world as guest trumpet soloist in recitals and with orchestras. He has been a soloist with The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, The Garland Symphony Orchestra, The East Texas Symphony Orchestra, The Oklahoma Youth Orchestra, The Enid Symphony Orchestra, The Oklahoma Philharmonic, The Mormon Youth Orchestra and Choir, and The Thailand National Symphony Orchestra. He has released many critically-acclaimed CDs as a solo trumpeter.

Candelaria is a former president of the International Trumpet Guild and is currently artist-in-residence at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As a Regents Professor of Music at the University of North Texas for 28 years, his students included South and Hooten.

SWOSU Associate Professor James South has performed extensively with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Dallas Ballet and Opera Orchestras, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, and the Sinfonia da Camera of Illinois.