Tom Gauger played in the Boston Symphony from 1963 to 2008 and with many conductors from Pierre Monteux, and Charles Munch to Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. In the pops he played with Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, Keith Lockhart and more. He has made from 300 to 500 recordings and television shows with both Symphony and Pops and has recorded background music for several movies including the Temple of Doom, Schindler’s list, and Saving Private Ryan. From 1965 until 1997 he was also on the faculty at Boston University and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Portico has turned out to be one of Tom Gauger’s most popular ensembles. It is a showcase for large ensemble that contains many moods and solos for everyone. A Marimba quartet provides the melodic content with 2 vibes, glock, and chimes adding more colors. The snare drum, tomtoms, bass drum, cymbals and Timpani give the finishing touches. A crowd pleaser.
Annotated by Laurent Warnier