Connor Anderson, a senior at The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland, is the featured trumpet soloist for Silver Passport, the Manassas Symphony's Annual Family Concert on December 2, 2017. He is playing Oskar Boehme's Russian Dance for Trumpet and Orchestra, Op. 32 and Herbert Clark's virtuosic Carnival of Venice Variations.
Connor Anderson, of Chantilly, Virginia, is a seventeen year old senior at The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland. He began playing classical guitar when he was eight and added the trumpet in seventh grade. In addition to school bands, Connor has been the principal trumpet, under the direction of Dr. Cheri Collins, for the Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestra since 2015. He has also played for the Herndon Regional Wind Ensemble, the George Mason University High School Honors Band, the North-South Skirmish Association and the Manassas Symphony Orchestra. Connor also sings bass-baritone for the Heights Men's Chorus.
As much as he loves the trumpet, Connor's true passion is composition. He has participated in summer programs at George Mason University and the Boston Conservatory at the Berklee College of Music. Connor hopes to attend a conservatory next fall, majoring in music composition, while continuing his study of trumpet performance.