Slide Factory 3 in Rotterdam

Date: 3/26/2009 - 3/29/2009


The New Trombone Collective proudly presents under the title “Meet the World”:
Slide Factory 2009, European Trombone Festival

This is the festival:
  • where the best of world class trombonists will be present;
  • where all musical genres meet: classical, jazz, ancient music, contemporary and world music;
  • where everyone can find something to suit his taste: from young to old, from music enthusiasts in general to brass players or trombonists in particular;
  • where you can have a “meet & greet” with all the stars at the festival;
  • where you yourself can play.

In short, Slide Factory 2009 is a festival that you can’t miss. Come to Rotterdam in March and Meet the World of the trombone!

Top Soloists in Rotterdam

The world famous trombonists Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic), Michel Becquet (international soloist), Jörgen van Rijen (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Stefan Schulz (Berlin Philharmonic) Wycliffe Gordon (international jazz soloist) and Nils Wogram (international jazz soloist) stand for a spectacular program during the festival.

Old, new and jazz together
Slide Factory presents many different music styles in rapid succession. For example make a journey through the musical landscape of the trombone in the 17th century by the Scorpio Collective. Enjoy an exciting encounter between the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet and the New Trombone Collective with at least two world premiers. Be surprised during the Galaconcert with the New Trombone Collective. Or listen to the amazing Jazz sounds in the Slide Factory “Jazz-café” with, among others, the Codarts Big Band conducted by Ilja Reijngoud and the Young Sinatras.

World premier with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
On March 27th nine trombone players from the New Trombone Collective will play, together with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the world premier of "Waves of Wollongong" conducted by the celebrated composer and the most famous trombonist ever, Christian Lindberg.  

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