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Reviews

Features

  • Upbeat - 2020 International Musician

 

Musical Theater

  • theREP Some People Hear Thunder world premiere - Times Union: "Special kudos to trumpet player Cathy Sheridan for her expert handling of difficult passages."
     

  • Motown The Musical national tour - Times Union: “The band, conducted by Darryl Archibald, was irresistibly compelling, from the lightest of pop hits to the protest anthem “War.” (A nod is due to the locally contracted brass, especially lead trumpet Cathy Sheridan.)”
     

  • C-R Productions Dames at Sea - The Daily Gazette: “When Cathy Sheridan nails the tricky trumpet licks in the overture … you know you’re guaranteed yet another sparkling musical courtesy.”

Solo Performance

  • Schenectady Symphony Orchestra - Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto in D Major for Trumpet, Strings and Continuo - The Daily Gazette: "... the two concertos that she played were well served in her capable hands. To start the concerto with the slow movement is a major challenge for the soloist, who must jump in with long flowing lines and a strongly controlled lyricism. Sheridan produced a sweet tone and did well ... she quickly gained her confident stride in the quicker second movement with solid technical displays and a use of dynamics. By the quick final movement, Sheridan was in command with focused runs, snappy trills and some brilliant licks."
     

  • Schenectady Symphony Orchestra - Edward Green Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra - The Daily Gazette: "... the two concertos that she played were well served in her capable hands ... the music was bright, colorful and very melodic with a bouncy kind of lyricism. Sheridan impressively knocked off tricky licks in the outer two movements and applied various mutes in the second more thoughtful movement."
     

  • Capital Region Wind Ensemble - Alfred Reed Concerto for Trumpet and Winds, Sonata - The Daily Gazette: “… Sheridan was the convincing soloist … The piece had much intensity and drive and Sheridan was unhesitating in vesting the part with an exciting edge.  In the beautiful lyrical section, her mellow tone sang and soared and she finished with some strong fiery technique.”
     

  • Edward Green Concerto for Trumpet and Piano - composer: "Cathy's performance was exciting, careful, sensitive, and moving. It was just what a composer hopes for! ... her playing more of my music thrills me."

Orchestral

Chamber Music

  • Tri-City Brass - Saratoga First Night - The Saratogian: “… a first-rate show!”

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