Tuba, trombone recital Feb. 10

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Article Published: Jan. 30, 2013 | Modified: Feb. 11, 2013

Tuba player Christopher J. Blaha and trombonist Drew Leslie will present a faculty recital Feb. 10 at Appalachian State University.

Blaha and Leslie are members of the Hayes School of Music faculty at Appalachian. The recital begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Accompanying Blaha and Leslie will be pianist Bair Shagdaron and horn player Karen L. Robertson.
The program opens with “Sonata,” a 1976 composition by Bruce Broughton. The duo also will perform “Daybreak” and “Sunset” by Nicola Ferro.

Blaha will play his arrangement of Domenico Gabrieli’s “Ricercar No. 7 for Violoncello Solo.” A ricercar is a compositional style from the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods.

Leslie will premier Shawn H. Milloway’s “…the Body Electric.” Milloway is a senior music performance major at Appalachian.

Also on the program is Ástor Piazzolla’s “Three Tangos,” J. Edouard Barat’s “Andante et Allegro” and John Stevens’ “Triangles.”

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