Concerts at Hayes School of Music
Concerto-aria finals recital Nov. 17
Students from the Hayes School of Music will perform in the school’s concerto-aria competition finals Sunday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.
Violinist Alexander Travers will perform the first movement of “Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22” by Henryk Wieniawski. Clarinetist Oran Dickens will perform “Introduction, Theme, and Variations” by Gioacchino Rossini.
Pianist Colin Fleisher will perform the first movement from “Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Tenor Chris Plaas will perform “Frisch zum Kampfe!” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Die Engführung aus dem Serail” and “Je crois entendre encore” from Georges Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de Perles.”
Violinist Alice Silba will perform the first movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64.”
Flutist Erica Spear will perform “Fantasie Brilliante sur Carmen” by François Borne. Pianist Paul Cranfill will perform “Totentanz, S. 525” by Franz Liszt.
Repertory orchestra, concert band Nov. 18
Music lovers are invited to join the Appalachian Repertory Orchestra and the Appalachian Concert Band for a joint performance Monday, Nov. 18.
The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.
Will Selle directs the repertory orchestra’s program, comprised of “Procession of the Nobles” by Rimsky-Korsakov, “Largo” from “Symphony No. 9,” also known as the “New World Symphony,” by Antonin Dvořák, “Pavane pour une infant defunte” by Maurice Ravel and selections from “Carmen Suite Nos. 1 and 2” by George Bizet.
The concert band will perform “Pastime with Good Company” by King Henry VIII arranged by Philip Sparke, “Pas Redoublé” by Camille Saint-Saëns, “Kirkpatrick Fanfare” by Andrew Boysen, “Irish Tune from County Derry” by Percy Grainger and “Toccata” by Gaspar Cassadó.
Conductors are Dr. John Stanley Ross, director of bands in the Hayes School of Music; Dr. Kevin Gray Richardson, associate director of bands; and graduate students Brooke Humfeld and Justin Hensley.
Brass choir and guitar orchestra Nov. 19
Upcoming performances at the Hayes School of Music include a Nov. 19 concert by the Appalachian Brass Choir and a Nov. 21 performance by the Appalachian Guitar Orchestra. Admission to both performances is free.
The Appalachian Brass Choir performs at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Directed by Dr. Karen Robertson, the choir will perform “Ceremonial Fanfare” by Aaron Copland, “Theme and Variations” by Verne Reynolds, “Sursum Corda” by Edward Elgar and “Shepherd’s Hey” by Percy Grainger.
The Guitar Orchestra, directed by Dr. Douglas James, performs at 8 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall. The orchestra will perform “Concerto Grosso No. 8” known as the “Christmas Concerto” by Arcangelo Corelli, “Attic” by Andrew York, “La Danza del Marsyas” by Brian DuFord, “Overture” to “La Gazza Ladra” by Gioacchino Rossini and “Celtic Suite” by Alan Hirsh.
Joining the orchestra will be Oran Dickens, clarinet, Erica Spear, flute, John Barnes, violin, and Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, flute and tin whistle.