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Bassoon Recital Features Various Style Compositions

Hayes School of Music logoSept. 12, 2012. Bassoonist Jon Beebe will perform works by David Lang, George Gershwin and others during a faculty recital Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. at Rosen Concert Hall in Appalachian State University’s Broyhill Music Center. Beebe, a member of the Hayes School of Music faculty, will be joined by pianist Susan Slingland, flutist Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham and violist Eric Koontz.

 The recital will open with “Concerto in F Major” by Karl Stamitz. The 18th -century German-born Stamitz was a violinist as well as a violist. He composed symphonies and concertos as well as solo and chamber settings.

 Beebe will also perform “Press Release” by David Lang, a physically demanding composition noted for its constant shifts from high to low notes. Also on the program is Malcolm Arnold’s “Trio, Op. 6,” written for flute, viola and bassoon. Arnold, a British composer, was fond of unusual sound conditions. “Trio,” is characterized by short and often lively movements.

The recital will conclude with the ever-popular “Summertime” by George Gershwin, which illustrates the bassoon’s versatility in a jazz setting.