March 13 & 15, 2020


$35 Adult
$30 Senior
$20 Under 35
$10 Student

World-renowned trumpeter and survivor-turned-cancer-research-advocate Ryan Anthony performs James Stephenson’s Concerto for Hope, written especially for him. The piece is bookended by Vivaldi’s sparkling Concerto for Two Trumpets and Dvořák’s infectiously optimistic Eighth Symphony.


Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets

Jim Stephenson Concerto No. 3 for Trumpet and Orchestra, “Concerto for Hope”

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Major

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Calendar for A Concert for Hope

  • 7:30pm

    First United Methodist Church, Portland

    1838 SW Jefferson St Portland, OR

  • 3:00pm

    Mt. Hood Community College Theatre, Gresham

    26000 SE Stark Street Gresham, Oregon 97030 (29th St & Kane Dr Entrance)

First United Methodist Church, Portland

March 13, 2020 7:30pm

1838 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201

1838 SW Jefferson St

1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201, USA

Mt. Hood Community College Theatre, Gresham

March 15, 2020 3:00pm

26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, Oregon 97030
(29th St & Kane Dr Entrance)


&, NE Kane Dr & NE 29th St, Gresham, OR 97030, United States

Trumpeter Ryan Anthony is noted for his varied career as soloist, educator, chamber musician and orchestral player.  After his departure from the world-renowned ensemble Canadian Brass, Anthony quickly became one of the most sought after trumpet players in America both as a soloist and orchestral player.

Ryan Anthony’s solo career started as a 16-year-old prodigy when he won the highly publicized Seventeen Magazine/General Motors Concerto Competition —the second person ever to win the Grand Prize after Joshua Bell.  Subsequent teenage appearances included major orchestras, New York radio features and private appearances in Washington D.C. including The White House and State Department. Over 30 states have heard Mr. Anthony as soloist in the last decade alone. The 2017-2018 Season will see the return of Mr. Anthony as soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Winston-Salem Symphony, Bozeman Symphony Orchestra along with Dallas Wind Symphony, University of North Texas as featured artist for the National Trumpet Conference and United States Air Force Band as featured artist for the International Trumpet Guild Conference.

Ryan Anthony is currently Principal Trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and since his tenure has appeared as guest principal trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Colorado Symphony as well as the sections of New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Anthony’s chamber career is extensive with multiple recordings as a member of Canadian Brass, Center City Brass Quintet, Burning River Brass, Brass Band of Battle Creek, International Celebrity Trumpet Ensemble, All-Star Brass and the duo ‘Anthony & Beard’.

As an educator he joined the faculty at Southern Methodist University in 2016. Mr. Anthony was Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music prior to joining the Canadian Brass and served as Artist/Faculty at North Carolina School of the Arts during 2004-2005. His master classes have spanned the globe to include leading conservatories in Europe, Asia, and North America. He is currently a Yamaha artist and has edited and recorded both the Haydn and Hummel Trumpet Concertos for Hal Leonard Publishing. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ryan Anthony received the school’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2001.

The Fall of 2012 brought a change to Mr. Anthony’s life and career with a diagnosis of an incurable cancer. After a stem cell transplant for Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow and blood) he started The Ryan Anthony Foundation 501(c)(3) non-profit organization using music to promote cancer research. The concerts called “CancerBlows” have taken off as an important vehicle for musicians and audiences to unite in finding a cure. The success of CancerBlows and Mr. Anthony’s work with patients through music helped give him the “Spirit of Hope” award in 2016. Mr. Anthony will receive the “Courage and Commitment” award in October 2017 at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s Gala in Greenwich, CT, performing with Tony Bennett.

Trumpeter James Smock has enjoyed a varied career playing for symphony orchestras, Elvis tribute artists, chamber ensembles, and rodeo bands. Since 2010 Mr. Smock has been the principal trumpet of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, with concert highlights including “Frankenstein!” (H.K. Gruber) and “The Diary of Anne Frank” (Grigory Frid). James is also an audience favorite at the PCO’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Mr. Smock has toured internationally with the acclaimed, award winning Elvis tribute artist Justin Shandor, and can also be heard serenading oxen and wild horses every year at the Happy Canyon Indian Pageant and Wild West Show at the famous Pendleton Round-Up. He’s played with the Boise Philharmonic, the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Oregon Symphony, the Chicago and Washington chamber orchestras, and the Britt Festival Orchestra.

James lives outside Longview, Washington with his beloved wife Rebekah and the savage feline Zuul. He has been principal trumpet of Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra since 2018.

The Trumpet Section is sponsored by The Walker Family Foundation