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Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present three concerts between Feb. 19 and 23

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present three concerts between Feb. 19 and 23.

The performances will take place on the university campus. Admission is free, and, unless otherwise noted, a live stream of the performances will be available at Details of the events are as follows:

Madison Park String Quartet, 4 p.m. Feb. 19, Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall
This group consists of violinist Kari Giles, assistant concertmaster of the Charlotte Symphony; violinist Jenny Topilow, also of the Charlotte Symphony; Kirsten Swanson, assistant principal violist in the Charlotte Symphony; and Dr. Mira Frisch, an associate professor of cello and director of string chamber music at UNC Charlotte.

Dr. Jessica Lindsey, an assistant professor of clarinet at UNC Charlotte, will join the Madison Park players for a performance of John Allemeier’s “Dissident.” Allemeier teaches composition and music theory at UNC Charlotte.

The rest of the program will consist of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5” and Béla Bartók’s “Fifth String Quartet.”

Note: no live stream of this performance will be available.

Appalachian Concert Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 20, Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall
Under the direction of Dr. John Stanley Ross, Appalachian’s director of bands and an associate professor of music, this group will play music composed or arranged for concert band.

The program will include Richard Wagner’s “Huldingungsmarsch”; John Barnes Chance’s “Elegy”; and John Philip Sousa’s “Bullets and Bayonets.” Also featured will be Matthew Schoendorff’s “Distance Imagined” and Brian Balmages’ “Raging Machines.”

Appalachian Symphony Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 23, Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall
Under the direction of Dr. Kevin Gray Richardson, Appalachian’s associate director of bands and an assistant professor of music, this group will perform various kinds of dance music.

The program, titled “Dance Movements,” will include a suite of dance movements, each written by a different composer, from Tielman Susato to Norman Dello Joio. Also featured will be Clifton Williams’ “Symphonic Dance No. 3”; Richardson’s arrangement of Vaclav Nelhybel’s “Dance of the Dead Souls”; and Jay Bocook’s arrangement of “Danse Bacchanale.” “Danse Bacchanale” is from Camille Saint-Saens’ opera “Samson et Dalila.”

About the Hayes School of Music

The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation. Noted for quality instruction by national and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate-level programs.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.