BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present six concerts April 19-25. The performances will take place on the university campus. Admission is free, and, unless otherwise noted, a live stream of the performances will be available at https://music.appstate.edu. Details of the events are as follows:
- Woodwind Chamber Music II, 8 p.m. April 19, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
Students will perform chamber music composed or arranged for wind instruments, having been coached by four professors at Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. The coaches are Dr. Alicia Chapman, an assistant professor of oboe; Dr. Andrea Cheeseman, professor of clarinet; Dr. Scott Kallestad, an associate professor of saxophone; and Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, a professor of flute.
The program will include Jeffrey Woodson’s “Motion,” a piece for three flutes, and Percy Grainger’s “Molly on the Shore” for clarinets and bass clarinet. A movement from August Klughardt’s “Wind Quintet” will be performed, as will a version for flutes of Antonín Dvořák’s “Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 8.” Gordon Goodwin’s “Diffusion for Saxophone Quartet” will conclude the performance.
- “Blazing Bassoons,” 8 p.m. April 20, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
This presentation will feature students of Dr. Jon Beebe, a professor of bassoon in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. They will perform music composed or arranged for multiple bassoons.
The program will include Sam Pottle and Jim Henson’s “Muppets Theme”; Wolfgang Mozart’s “Adagio and Fugue, K. 546”; Valentin Rathgeber’s “Three Pastorales”; and Julius Weissenborn’s “Trio No. 1, Serenade.”
The program will also feature Jan Bach’s “Lazy Blues”; Marvin Hamlisch’s “Nobody Does It Better”; Albert Ellmenreich’s “Spinning Song” and Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On the Ritz.”
- Clarinet Choir, 4 p.m. April 23, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
This presentation will feature the students advised by Dr. Andrea Cheeseman, professor of clarinet in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music.
The program will feature music composed or arranged for multiple clarinets. It will include Alan Silvestri’s “Back to the Future”; Jonathan Snead’s “The Mill”; Percy Grainger’s “Molly on the Shore”; Francis Poulenc’s “Sonata for Two Clarinets”; Armas Jarnefelt’s “Praeludium”; and S.J. Higgins’s “Tip.”
Note: No live stream will be available for this performance.
- An Evening of Saxophone Music, 8 p.m. April 23, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
This presentation will feature students coached by Dr. Scott Kallestad, an associate professor of saxophone in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music.
The program will feature music composed or arranged for multiple saxophones. It will include Theodore R. McDowell’s “Solstice”; Englebert Humperdinck’s “Children’s Prayer”; Jaime Texidor’s “Amparito Roca”; and Percy Grainger’s “Shepherd’s Hey.” Other program pieces will be “Suo Gan,” a Welsh lullaby; Isaac Albeniz’s “Sevilla”; George Gershwin’s “Rialto Ripples”; Dizzy Gillespie’s “Be-Bop”; and Gordon Goodwin’s “Diffusion for Saxophone Quartet.”
- Appalachian Concert Band, 8 p.m. April 24, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
This presentation will feature several conductors: Dr. John Stanley Ross, an associate professor who directs Appalachian’s bands, along with students Erin Ingram, Andrew Paluszak and JaQuan Wiley. Arias Fischer, who is pursuing a master’s degree in trumpet performance, will solo in Alan Hovhaness’ “Prayer of Saint Gregory.”
The rest of the program will feature Rossano Galante’s “Red Rock Mountain”; Aaron Perrine’s “Tears of St. Lawrence”; Ed Kiefer’s “An Irish Legend”; Jaime Texidor and Aubrey Winter’s “Amparito Roca”; and Richard Strauss’ “Allerseelen.”
- Appalachian Treble Choir and Guitar Orchestra, 8 p.m. April 25, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
This performance will feature the Appalachian Treble Choir and the Appalachian Guitar Orchestra performing separately and together. Dr. Priscilla Porterfield, who is the vocal area coordinator and director of the Treble Choir, will conduct the choir. Dr. Douglas James, professor of guitar at Appalachian, will conduct the guitar orchestra.
The choir’s selections will include Antonio Lotti’s “Vere Languores Nostros”; Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s “Printemps (Air Serieux)”; David Solomons’ “Moonlight on Sea”; and Loreena McKennitt’s “Tango to Evora.” Other program selections will be Gyneth Walker’s “Love is a Rain of Diamonds”; Z. Randall Stroope’s “The Call”; and John G. McCurry’s “Zion’s Walls,” as well as selections from Giovanni Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater.”
The guitar orchestra will perform arrangements of Michael Hedges’ “Layover” and Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 11.” There will also be two selections by Manuel de Falla: “La Vida Breve” and “Ritual Fire Dance.”
The orchestra and the choir will perform an arrangement of J.S. Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring.”
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.
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.