Gabriel Rice has been a member of Local 9-535 since 1992, when he came to Boston for graduate studies at New England Conservatory. He is bass trombonist of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and a frequent substitute with the Boston Ballet Orchestra. His diverse performing career has taken him to most of the professional orchestras and theaters in New England, the Alabama Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Spokane Symphony, and on tours with the Boston Symphony and Pops, Burning River Brass, Linda Ronstadt, and noted contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound.
A sought after teacher, Gabe serves on the music faculties of the Boston University College of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, and the Kinhaven Music School, and has served on the faculties of the Longy School of Music, the University of Rhode Island, and Brown University, as well as the summer festival faculties of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, and Boston Youth Symphonies.
Mr. Rice has performed on recordings with the Boston, Albany and Vermont Symphonies, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Symphony Principal Trombonist Ronald Barron, Norman Bolter’s Frequency Band, the Omar Thomas Large Ensemble, the Indigo Invention Group, and Mehmet Ali Sanlikol’s “Whatsnext?”. He is featured on a recently released recording with the Thompson Brass Project, led by renowned trumpeter James Thompson of the Eastman School of Music.