BOONE — An Evening of Encores is the focus of a Sept. 15 faculty recital at Appalachian State University. The free program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.
Organist Joby Bell opens the performance with “Fanfare in D Major” by 19th-century Belgium composer Jacques Lemmens. Bassoonist Jon Beebe will perform Ray Pizzi’s jazz composition “Ode to a Toad.”
Other compositions and faculty performers are clarinetist Douglas Miller and pianist Susan Slingland performing “Gypsy Dance” from Bizet’s “Carmen,” pianist Rodney Reynerson performing Grieg’s “Wedding Day at Troldhaugen,” tuba player Beth Wises performing “Blackbird” by Lennon and McCartney and mezzo soprano Mary Gayle Greene and pianist Slingland performing Gershwin’s “Blah, Blah, Blah.”
Pianist Junie Cho will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude in B-Flat Major, Op. 23, No. 2.” Oboist Alicia Chapman and pianist Hiu-Wah Au will perform Jacques Ibert’s “Tunis-Nefta.”
Trombonist Drew Leslie will be joined by pianist Cho on Sammy Nestico’s “Reflective Mood.”
Schumann’s “Widmung Op.25, No. 1” will be performed by pianist Bair Shagdaron. Electric bass player Greg McCandless will perform “Wood” from Andrew Hannon’s “Elementary Rhythms” for electric bass and audio.
The recital concludes with John Coltrane’s “Mr. P.C.” performed by pianist Keith McCutchen, Rob Falvo on vibraphone and vocalist Lauren Hayworth. Saxophonist Todd Wright and pianist McCutchen will perform “On the Street Where You Live” by Alan Jay Lerner.
About the Hayes School of Music
The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation. Noted for quality instruction by national and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate-level programs. Learn more at https://music.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The 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 to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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