Concerts at Hayes School of Music
Early music for strings performed Sept. 27
The Hayes School of Music’s Faculty Performance Series at Appalachian State University will present a program of early music for string ensemble Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Faculty members and graduate students performing will be violinists Nancy Bargerstock, Alice Silva and Amanda Gentile, violist Eric Koontz, cellists Kenneth Lurie and Corinne Cassini and guitarist Douglas James.
The program is comprised of “Sonata à 4, senza cembalo” by Alessandro Scarlatti, “Chacony in G Minor, Z.730” by Henry Purcell and “Quintetto IV in re maggiore, G. 448” by Luigi Boccherini.
Pianist Shagdaron joins App Symphony Orchestra Oct. 4
Pianist Bair Shagdaron joins the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra for an Oct. 4 performance in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University.
The free program begins at 8 p.m. The public is invited.
Chung Park will conduct the orchestra. He and Shagdaron are members of the Hayes School of Music faculty.
The program opens with “Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare” by Richard Strauss.
Shagdaron will perform “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat, K.595” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The program concludes with “Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68” also known as “Pastoral” by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by the orchestra.
Compositions for wind ensemble performed Oct. 6
Compositions by Strauss, Bernstein, Holst and others will be performed by the Appalachian Wind Ensemble Sunday, Oct. 6.
Directed by Dr. John Stanley Ross, the ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.
The performance opens with Richard Strauss’ “Serenade, Op.7,” conducted by graduate student Brooke Humfeld.
Associate conductor Kevin Richardson will direct “Profanation” from “Symphony No. 1, ‘Jeremiah’” by Leonard Bernstein. The composition is based on the book of Lamentations in the Bible and depicts the general feeling of pagan chaos and destruction of Jerusalem.
Ross will conduct “Funeral March for Richard Nordraak” by Edvard Grieg and “Concertino for Bassoon and Wind Orchestra” by Jurriaan Anderisson.
Grieg’s composition was written for the funeral of Nordraak, who was a composer in Denmark. The Andriesson composition will feature bassoonist Jon Beebe from the Hayes School of Music faculty.
Also on the program is Gustav Holst’s prelude and scherzo from “Hammersmith Op. 52.” The work was inspired by the Hammersmith neighborhood located in west London.
The performance concludes with Frank Ticheli’s “Postcard,” commissioned as a tribute to the mother of H. Robert Reynolds who was principal conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.
Saxophone and piano duo perform Oct. 9
Saxophonist Connie Frigo will present a guest recital Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall at Appalachian State University.
Frigo will be accompanied by pianist Greg Hankins. Admission is free.
Frigo is an assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Georgia. Her career includes six years with the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C.; seven years touring nationally as the baritone saxophonist with the New Century Saxophone Quartet; and faculty positions at the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland.
Hankins is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He is a freelance pianist based in Athens, Ga. Hankins has performed with members of the Atlanta Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Sotte Voce Quartet and Georgia Brass Band.
The musicians will perform “Sonate” by Paul Hindemith, “Mörgen” by Richard Strauss, the third movement from “Piano Sonata No. 2” by Charles Ives, “Billie” written by Jacob ter Veldhuis for alto saxophone, piano and boombox, “Hot Sonate” by Erwin Schulhoff, “Spiegel im Spiegel” by Arvo Pärt and “The Devil’s Rag” by Jean Matitia.