Concerts at the Hayes School of Music

Article Published: Apr. 24 | Modified: May. 1

Jazz ensembles perform April 24

Jazz ensembles from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will perform April 24 at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Todd Wright, will perform “Cellar Dweller” and “Squatty Roo.”
Guest artist Tracy Heavner will join both ensembles.

Jazz Ensemble II is directed by Rod Berry. The ensemble will perform works by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Sonny Rollins.

Heavner, an Appalachian alumnus, is a professor of music education, saxophone and director of jazz studies at the University of South Alabama. He also taught in the North Carolina public school system. Heavner has performed and presented music research throughout the United States and internationally.

Repertory orchestra, concert band April 27

The Appalachian Repertory Orchestra and the Appalachian Concert Band will perform April 27 in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.
The repertory orchestra opens the afternoon’s performance at 2 p.m. with Richard Wagner’s “Entrance and March of the Guest” from “Tannhauser.” Will Selle is the conductor.

The orchestra also will perform “Andante cantabile” from Tchaikovsky’s “String Quartet in D Major, Op. 11,” and Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.”

The concert band will open its portion of the concert with Puccini’s “La Tregenda” conducted by graduate student Justin Hensley.

Associate professor John Stanley Ross will conduct “Blessed Are They” by Brahms. Graduate student Brooke Humfeld will conduct John Mackey’s “Foundry.” Hensley also will conduct Fred J. Allen’s “Fantasy on Barbara Allen.”

The concert band’s program will conclude with “Fandango” by Joseph Turrin featuring trumpeter James Stokes and trombonist Drew Leslie, both from the Hayes School of Music faculty. Brooke Humfeld will conduct the band.

Hayes String Ensemble performs April 30

Major works for strings will be performed by the Hayes String Ensemble April 30 at 6 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

Ensemble members are violinist Amanda Gentile, violinist Alice Silva, violist Amanda Tant and cellist Joyu Lee.

The program opens with Milton Barnes’s “Divertimento for Harp and String Quartet.” The ensemble also will perform Shostakovich’s “String Quartet No. 2, Op. 68.”

Ravel’s “Introduction et Allegro” will conclude the program.

Joining the ensemble will be harpist Leigh Stringfellow, flutist Erica Spear and clarinetist Oran Dickens.

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