By Paul T. Choate
This evening the Appalachian Symphonic Band and the Appalachian Wind Ensemble will perform in the Rosen Concert Hall at 8p.m. Directed by Donald Peach and graduate student Justin Hammonds, the symphonic band will perform “Mannin Veen” (Dear Isle of Man) by Haydn Wood, “Mercury” by Jan Van Der Roost “Psalm for Band” by Vincent Persichetti and “Ride” by Samuel R. Hazo.
The wind ensemble is directed by Dr. John Stanley Ross with assistance from Peach and Hammonds. The ensemble will perform “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” by Claude T. Smith, “Prelude in E-flat Minor, Op. 34 No. 14” by Dmitri Shostakovich, “A New Song” by Bob Kauflin and arranged by Ross, “Four Scottish Dances” by Malcolm Arnold, “Molly on the Shore” by Percy Aldridge Grainger and “Wedding Dance” by Jacques Press.
Saturday, Feb. 25, will feature Jazz Ensemble I performing with Steve Davis in Farthing Auditorium at 8 p.m. A meet and greet with Steve Davis and the ensemble will be held in the main lobby of Broyhill Music Center immediately following the concert. The Blowing Rock Jazz Society’s CD, Centerpiece, will be on sale following the concert. All proceeds go to the ASU Jazz Program.
Sunday, Feb. 26, there will be three shows, starting with the Student Bassoon Recital featuring Anna Fitzgerald. The performance will start at 2 p.m. in Recital Hall. At 4 p.m. is the Student Voice Recital featuring Jacob Cook. This performance will also be held in Recital Hall. To cap off the Sunday shows, there will be a Student Percussion Recital featuring Mitchell Greco, starting at 6 p.m. in the Rosen Concert Hall.
Monday, Feb. 27, there will be a Guest Flute Recital at 8 p.m. featuring Deborah Egekvist, an associate professor of flute at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. Egekvist, active as a soloist and chamber musician, has performed throughout the United States, Germany, Canada and the Asian South Pacific, perhaps most notably at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Tuesday, Feb. 28, James Stokes leads the Faculty Trumpet Chamber Recital at 8 p.m. in the Rosen Concert Hall. The program is comprised of “Morceau de Concours, Op. 57” by Giulio Alary, “Ceremonies for Trumpet and Piano” by Robert Suderburg, “Divertimento for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano” by Boris Blacher, “Economy Band” by David Van Vactor and “Maid of the Mist” by Herbert L. Clarke.
Thursday, March 1, the Viola da Gamba Recital will be held in Recital Hall at 6 p.m. The recital is headlined by David Hunt. Also on March 1 is the Faculty Organ Recital featuring Joby Bell. The organ recital will start at 8 p.m. in the Rosen Concert Hall.
Sunday, March 4, will feature four performances throughout the day and evening. the Faculty Tuba Recital will be held in the Rosen Concert Hall at 2 p.m. The recital will feature Chris Blaha performing “Sonata in E Minor for Piano and Violoncello, Op. 38” by Johannes Brahms and “Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra” by John Williams. Also on March 4, Brittany Dunton will headline a Student Composition Recital in the Rosen Concert Hall beginning at 4 p.m. At 6 p.m. in Recital Hall, Cody Weavil headlines the Student Saxophone Recital. The eventful Sunday will conclude with Grace Halverson & Cara Lewis headlining the Student Flute Recital in Recital Hall at 8 p.m.
Monday, March 5, will have Jazz Ensemble II playing in Rosen Concert Hall. This performance will begin at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, a special Faculty Recital Series show, “Listening to the Unheard: A Concert of Women Composers,” will begin at 8 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall. The concert will be conducted by Priscilla Porterfield.
Wednesday, March 7, will feature Jon Lauterer headlining the the Student Percussion Recital. This performance will begin at 6 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall.
Thursday, March 8, will feature two performances. There will be a Student Recital featuring Charlie Humphrey on trumpet and Logan Vanover on clarinet. This performance will begin at 6 p.m. in Recital Hall. Then at 8 p.m. the Percussion Quartet will play in Rosen Concert Hall.
There will be no cost for admission at any of these upcoming shows. For more information about any of the performances, contact Lynn Beebe at [email protected] or (828) 262-3020, or visit music.appstate.edu.
The Hayes School of Music will also be holding an audition for winds, strings, percussion and keyboard on Saturday, March 3. You must fill out an audition request form to participate. These can be found online at music.appstate.edu/admissions.