Timothy J. Kent
Historical Author, Paddler, and Reenactor

 

 

 

 



Illustrations

Tim Kent at age 16, with his combo of fellow students called The Blue Notes (photo by Spring Photo)

Bud Herseth at U of M on October 1, 1967, the day Tim first met him and first heard symphonic music in a live performance.

Caricature of Tim after his freshman year of college (caricature by Tasco, photo by Herbert Vaughan).

Bud Herseth practicing in his basement
Bud demonstrating a passage in his basement studio, during one of Tim's lessons ca. 1970.

Doree Kent and Avis Herseth
Two very supportive spouses, Doree Kent (left) and Avis Herseth at the Herseth home in July of 1973, as the Kents were about to depart for their life in Germany.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, of which Tim was a member for nearly eighteen years (Rosenthal Archives, Chicago Symphony Orchestra).

Bud Herseth with Kevin Kent
Bud with Kevin Kent, 1976.

Tim leaving for audition with Kevin and trumpet
Tim preparing for a trip to his practice studio at a distant church, loaded with Kevin, four trumpets, and a diaper bag.

Caricature of trumpet audition
Impressions by Richard Kanter, CSO oboist, after listening to 140 candidates audition for the trumpet position in the Symphony which Tim won in January of 1979.

Drawing of trumpet audition
Impressions by Richard Kanter, CSO oboist, after listening to 140 candidates audition for the trumpet position in the Symphony which Tim won in January of 1979.

Drawing of trumpet audition
Impressions by Richard Kanter, CSO oboist, after listening to 140 candidates audition for the trumpet position in the Symphony which Tim won in January of 1979.

Drawing of trumpet audition
Impressions by Richard Kanter, CSO oboist, after listening to 140 candidates audition for the trumpet position in the Symphony which Tim won in January of 1979.


The longest-running unchanged trumpet section in the history of the Chicago Symphony, together for thirteen years, from left to right: Bud Herseth, Tim Kent, George Vosburgh, and Will Scarlett (with former section member Phil Smith, visiting from New York), during the summer of 1980.

Tim canoeing with CSO members
Tim, George, and Phil paddle during the same summer gathering.

Flyer for trumpet festival in Chicago
Poster for program of trumpet duets and solos by Bud and Tim in 1984.


Tim practicing with the CSO
CSO brass section rehearsing in Orchestra Hall during fall of 1982, from foreground to background, trumpets Tim Kent, George Vosburgh, and Bud Herseth, trombones Jay Friedman, Frank Crisafulli, and Ed Kleinhammer, and tuba Arnold Jacobs. To right are horns Dick Oldberg, Norm Schweikert, and Dale Clevenger.

Tim practicing on a canoe trip in Canada
Tim keeping his chops in shape, while paddling the Mattawa River in Ontario with Doree and their sons Kevin and Ben, June of 1984.

Tim taking a study break before a concert
Tim reading backstage amid CSO steamer trunks during a European tour, before a concert in Amsterdam in January of 1985.

Bud showing how his chops feel after playing
Bud demonstrating for Doree how his chops feel after a concert, during 1986 tour of Japan.

Tim with Bud and other CSO members
Visiting Maestro Solti at his home in London at the conclusion of another European tour, September 19, 1989, from left to right, Tim, Solti, George Vosburgh, and Bud (photo by Sando Shia).

Meeting with Maestro Solti
Colleagues enjoying brunch outside of the Maestro's poolside music room, left to right, Sando Shia, Betty Lambert, Frank Fiatarone, Sam Magad, and Tim (photo provided by Sando Shia).

Bud with Maestro Solti
Bud and Maestro Solti, at the farewell party hosted by the Maestro in Tokyo on April 18, 1990, at the end of another Japan tour.

Tim and Doree at a CSO event
Tim and Doree at the Chicago Symphony 100th anniversary festivities in October of 1991 (photo by Sando Shia).

Tim and Ben canoeing with Toby
Arrival of the Kent family at Ft. Chipewyan in northern Alberta, at the northwestern end of the 3,000 mile fur trade canoe route from Montreal, in August of 1995.

Drawing of trumpets
Artwork presented to Bud by Tim and Doree for his 75th birthday in July of 1996 (photo by Avis Herseth).

Tim accepting medal from Bud
Bud preparing to drape Tim with the CSO Theodore Thomas Medallion for Distinguished Service, at the official retirement party for Tim in November of 1996 (photo by Sando Shia).

Bud speaking on Tim's behalf
With Henry Fogel, President of the CSO, listening at left, Bud recounting his 27 years of association with Tim, including nine years of mentoring and then eighteen years as colleagues together in the section (photo Sando Shia).


The CSO trumpet section at Tim's retirement festivities, from left to right: Mark Ridenour, John Hagstrom (who replaced Tim), Tim, and Bud. Doree was made an honorary section member for the day (photo by Avis Herseth).

Bud and Tim's family
Bud celebrating with Doree and the Kent sons Ben (left) and Kevin (photo by Sando Shia).