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Doug Lofstrom: News

Doug Lofstrom & the New Quartet

In case you don't know us already, the New Quartet is a 5 piece chamber group playing a wide variety of music. While our format is similar to a jazz quintet, we draw on our common musical heritage to play classical, jazz and world music. You can learn more about me and the members of the group on the bio page, or download a pdf brochure from the catalog page or below.

Our newly released CD, "NQ+(x)," features several tracks with the quintet and symphony orchestra. Other tracks feature extended versions of the quintet. We are hoping to perform this music with orchestras around the world. Watch this site for announcements of future gigs of both the New Quartet and other groups featuring Doug Lofstrom.

Download the New Quartet Brochure (option-click)

New CD now available!

"NQ + (x)," the new CD by the New Quartet is now available at Amazon.com. Amazon.com/New Quartet

Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra - 2008

In November my new Trumpet Concertino was premiered by the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, who also commissioned the work. The soloist at the 2 NISO concerts was Rick Kirgan, who is featured on the recording. The piece was also played twice by the New Philharmonic, with principal trumpet Steven Orejudos as soloist. Special thanks to Maestro Kirk Muspratt, who conducted all the performances and initiated the commission.

A recording of the piece is posted on the music page along with a pdf of the trumpet part.

Jerry Lofstrom (1928-2008) - 2008

My father, bassist Jerry Lofstrom, died on Sept. 25, 2008, in Orlando, FL after a long illness and only partial recovery. He was able to hang on 'til his 80th birthday on Sept. 5. God bless him!

We had a memorial service & concert on his birthday this year (2009). If you would like to receive the video about his life that we prepared for this event, please let me know in an email.

There is now also a gallery of photos on the Photos page.

Steve Yates Benefit - 2008

In case you were not aware, engineer Steve Yates was badly injured in a fall a few weeks ago and is unable to work for awhile. So, here is a benefit for "The Man Who Fell from the Sky," including Bucky Halker, Small Potatoes, Trillium, Don Stiernberg, New Quartet & lots of jazz! Monday, July 28, 7 pm - midnite at SPACE 1245 N. Chicago Av. in Evanston.

This turned out to be a great event! We made a lot of money for Steve and had a great time! Thanks to all who participated!

Oboe Concertino Premiere - 2007

On March 23, the New Philharmonic Orchestra, resident at College of DuPage, premiered the Concertino for Oboe and Orchestra, which they commissioned for the 30th anniversary of the orchestra.  Jennet Ingle was the soloist with conductor Kirk Muspratt. Look for excerpts on the music page.

This piece was performed again by Jennet and Kirk with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra on September 20, 2007.

Alakshaya with Natya Dance Theatre - 2007

During the month of February 2007, I composed music for Alakshaya for the Indian dance troupe Natya Dance Theatre.  This prerecorded score featured New Quartet members and Natya's musicians who were visiting from India.   The piece premiered at Columbia Dance Center and went on to performances at McCannich Arts Center and Elgin Community College. See info about Natya on the links page.

Here is an older brochure about me and my music. - 2004

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