Jeff Bradetich is having a year of milestones. The University of North Texas Regents Professor of Double Bass turned 60, his double bass turned 250 years old and he marked his 50th year playing double bass, the largest string instrument in the orchestra pit.
He just saw the competition his foundation launched stage its second international solo bass competition, and his summer strings institute turned 30.
Bradetich will celebrate the milestones with an 8 p.m. concert on Friday, Nov. 17 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. UNT visiting professor Christoph Hammer will accompany him on harpsichord and fortepiano. UNT principal lecturer Cynthia Roberts will perform on baroque violin. The concert also will feature famed alumni: Russian pianist Anastasia Markina and the Metropolitan Opera's Latonia Moore. The program includes a new arrangement of Jake Heggie's aria "Si, son io" and the world premiere of Argentinian composer Andres Martin's "Temperamental."
A free preview concert will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 in Paul Voertman Concert Hall at the UNT Music Building, 415 S. Ave. C.