BOONE—Faculty from the Hayes School of Music will present “An Evening of Musical Merriment and Foolishness!” March 30 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.
The program title is indicative of the music to be performed. The lighthearted “Fugue in Sea(sic) Major” will be performed by bassoonists Jon Beebe, Kim Wangler and Frank Wangler. Karen L. Robertson and Bair Shagdaron will perform Alan Civil’s “Serenade.” Instead of performing on horn, Civil wrote the piece to be performed using a waterhose. Shagdaron will provide piano accompaniment.
Clarinetists Douglas Miller, Andrea L. Cheeseman and Lynn Beebe combine for a performance of “Trio Québécois” by Lucio Agostini, which is based on Quebec folk songs.
Also on the program is “Scars and Scrapes Forever” by Kenneth Laufer featuring Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham on piccolo and Aaron Ames on piano. Based on the popular “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Laufer is known for “doing strange things with music,” according to his website, including musical mashups where he combines tunes simultaneously.
Richard Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegel-Einmal Anders!,” known as a frolic for five instruments, will be performed by Nancy Bargerstock, violin, Andrew Hannon, bass, Douglas Miller, clarinet, Jon Beebe, bassoon and Karen L. Robertson, horn.
Trumpet players James Stokes, Brent Bingham, and Bill Harbinson, will perform “Three Mosquitoes find they are reunited after a convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.” The trumpets evoke the sound of conversing mosquitoes, until a slapstick reduces their numbers.
Accordion player and vocalist Lauren Hayworth performs Jack Strachey’s 1935 composition “These Foolish Things.” Hayworth will be accompanied by guitarist Andy Page and bass player Ron Brendle.
The evening concludes with P.D.Q. Bach’s “Echo Sonata, for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments” in which a trio of woodwinds plays opposite a trio of brass instruments. The musicians are Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, flute, Alicia Chapman, oboe, Jon Beebe, bassoon, Karen L. Robertson, horn, James Stokes, trumpet and Drew Leslie, trombone.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.