Thomas Bacon's work in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of hornists worldwide. He has held principal horn positions with the Syracuse Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed in "guest" principal positions with the Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and many others.
As soloist, he has performed concertos with hundreds of orchestras and bands across the United States, and appears as guest artist at music festivals throughout the world. Mr. Bacon is also a member of Summit Brass, the St. Louis Brass Quintet, and Opus 90. He has made nine solo recordings, and performed on dozens of others. Over fifty new pieces have been written for him by different composers, from dramatic theater pieces and children's pieces, to avant garde chamber works, solo concertos, jazz, and pieces for horn ensembles. Reaching out to music lovers of all ages, his audiences are enchanted with drama, humor, virtuosity, musicianship and a stage presence that captivates. Thomas Bacon is in the vanguard of artists who are changing the face of classical music, and successfully appealing to a broader audience.