|Make sure you have enough air to make it though the first four measures||00h:01m:23s|
|Don't make excess movement when you articulate||00h:01m:36s|
|Get excited about the fortissimo and hold it until the subito piano||00h:02m:18s|
|Practice taking breaths longer than one beat||00h:02m:56s|
|Practice the quick breath||00h:03m:16s|
|Alberto plays the entire excerpt||00h:04m:30s|
|Don't change your articulation for a specific hall, just play cleanly||00h:05m:18s|
Alberto Suarez, Principal Horn of the Kansas City Symphony, plays and discusses the solo from Mahler's Ninth Symphony, 1st movement.
SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN D MAJOR
Recorded Date: 25-04-2013
Alberto G. Suarez was born to Cuban parents in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain and was raised in South Florida. In addition to serving as Principal Horn of the Kansas City Symphony, Mr. Suarez performs with the New York Symphonic Ensemble during the summers. Prior to joining the Kansas City Symphony, Alberto was a member of the New World Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, and the Sphinx Symphony, a unique all Black and Latino orchestra comprised of top professionals from around the country. Locally he performed with Summerfest and appeared as a soloist with the Overland Park Symphony. Mr. Suarez was a founding member of the Huntington Brass Quintet (HBQ), which received critical acclaim for their 2002 recording, Daniel Pinkham: Music for Brass. HBQ has performed recitals across the country including Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. The HBQ was selected to participate in Chamber Music America's Rural Residency, which enables ensembles to bring live music to rural communities nationwide. As an educator, Mr. Suarez has taught masterclasses at various universities including the University of Kansas, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Manhattan School of Music in New York and the New World Symphony.