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ASU School of Music recitals Jan. 29, Feb. 2 & 4

Article Published: Jan. 28, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Trumpet recital features classical and contemporary compositions

Compositions for trumpet will be performed Jan. 29 during an 8 p.m. recital in Rosen Concert Hall in Appalachian State University's Broyhill Music Center. Admission is free.

The recital features guest artist Paul Morton, and trumpeter James Stokes, organist Joby Bell and pianist Bair Shagdaron, all faculty in the Hayes School of Music. Morton is associate professor of trumpet at the University of Louisiana.

The evening also features the premiere performance of Thomas W. Zugger's "Sonata for Trumpet and Piano" written for Stokes. Zugger is an associate professor of trombone and euphonium at the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ohio. His works are regularly performed by artists nationally and internationally, and have been featured at both the International Trombone Association and International Clarinet Association annual conventions.

The program also includes "Sonata No. 1 in C for Two Trumpets" by Giuseppe Aldrovandini, "Sonatine for Trumpet and Piano" by Viktor Korda, "Antiphonal Music" by Ken Davies and "Concerto in C for Two Trumpets" by Antonio Vivaldi.

Faculty recital series Feb. 2 features sentimental favorites

Music lovers are invited on a sentimental journey Feb. 2 when Appalachian State University's music faculty perform works featured in Broadway and Hollywood musicals during the 1930s and 1940s.
The 8 p.m. performance in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall is part of the Hayes School of Music's Faculty Recital Series. Admission is free.

The vocalists are soprano Julia Pedigo, mezzo-soprano Mary Gayle Greene and baritone Joseph Amaya. Accompaniment is by Art Unsworth, piano; Rick Dilling, percussion; and Sam Filip, bass.
The program begins with "Sentimental Journey" by Bud Green, Les Brown and Ben Homer.

Recorded at the end of World War II, the song became the unofficial homecoming theme for many veterans.
Works by George Gershwin, Jimmie Van Heuson and Cole Porter will be performed, including Porter's "So In Love," "Friendship" and "Just One of Those Things."

Other selections are Richard Rogers' "My Romance" and "My Funny Valentine" and Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark," "The Nearness of You" and "Stardust."

Organ recital Feb. 4

Dr. Joby Bell will present an organ recital Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

The program includes Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 550," Georg Bohm's "Partita on Freu' dich sehr, O meine Seele," Daniel E. Gawthrop's "Three Floral Preludes," Cesar Franck's "Prelude, Fugue and Variation" and Felix Mendelssohn's "Sonata No. 1 in f minor, Op. 65, No. 1."

Bell is a faculty member in the Hayes School of Music, where he teaches organ and sacred music studies. He is an award-winning organist, and has performed with the American Guild of Organists, the Houston Masterworks Chorus, and at the Victoria Bach Festival and Washington National Cathedral.

Bell earned a bachelor of music degree in organ and piano from Appalachian and the master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees in organ from Rice University.

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