"It is always exciting to bring great music to life that might not be familiar to everybody," Maestro Butts explained.
"It's especially so when the work and the composer are new to me. Hübler was a major figure in 19th century brass circles and being a prominent horn player certainly gave him extra insight in composing for the instrument. I should add a big WOW to the sound of four french horns playing solo in collaboration with the complete orchestra. Most of all, however, I look forward to collaborating with Robert Watt, a great person and legendary musician."
Legendary French Horn soloist Robert Watt, New Jersey born, added "It’s really a pleasure to play a concerto for four horns and orchestra written by another horn player. It’s also nice to explore the 19th century, juicy, meat and patato harmonies of this concerto. It’s a piece that just feels good to play, especially with close musician friends on my New Jersey home turf. This should be quite a special event for me."