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Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present four concerts beginning April 10

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present four concerts April 10- 12. 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:

Appalachian Brass Studio Ensembles, 8 p.m. April 10, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
Four student ensembles will perform. These will be the Appalachian Trumpet Choir, the Appalachian Horn Choir, the Appalachian Trombone Choir and the Appalachian Tuba/Euphonium Collective.

Dr. James Stokes Jr., a professor of trumpet at Appalachian, will conduct the Appalachian Trumpet Choir in Brian Balmages’ “The Storm’s Path” and in arrangements of Giovanni Palestrina’s “Sicut Cervus” and Richard Strauss’ “Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniterordens.”

Dr. Karen L. Robertson, a professor of horn at Appalachian, will conduct the Appalachian Horn Choir in selections from Anton Reicha’s “Trios for Horn.” They will also perform Anton Wunderer’s “Des Jägers Wanderliedchen”; Giacomo Fogliano’s “Lauda”; and an arrangement of Wolfgrang Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Overture.

Dr. Drew Leslie, an associate professor of trombone at Appalachian, will conduct the Appalachian Trombone Choir in Enrique Crespo’s “Bruckner Etude”; Steven Verhelst’s “One for the Road: Blonde”; and Austin Ali’s “Full Volume.”

Dr. Bethany Wiese, an assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at Appalachian, will conduct the Appalachian Tuba/Euphonium Collective in arrangements of several pieces. These include Paul Dukas’ “Fanfare from La Peri”; Anton Bruckner’s “Os Justi”; Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia”; and Otorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome.”

Aubrey Foard, tuba, with pianist David Gilliland, 6 p.m. April 11, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
Foard is the Gov. James G. Martin Principal Tubist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. He is also a lecturer of tuba and euphonium at UCLA, and he teaches at the Brevard Music Center. Gilliland is an artist associate in accompanying at Davidson College.

Their guest recital will feature an arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ “Vier Ernste Gesänge”; Robert Denham’s “Sizzl’”; Anthony Plog’s “Sonata”; and an arrangement of Franz Schubert’s “Frühlingsglaube.”

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

Woodwind Chamber Music, 8 p.m. April 11, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
Student ensembles of Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music will perform, having been coached by three faculty members. The faculty coaches were Dr. Alicia Chapman, an assistant professor of oboe; Dr. Jon Beebe, a professor of bassoon; and Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, a professor of flute.

The program will feature music arranged or composed for wind ensemble, including selections from Wolfgang Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” and his “Adagio and Allegro K. 594.” Also featured will be Jan Bach’s “Lazy Blues”; a movement from “Friedrich Kuhlau’s Grand Quartet in E Minor, Op. 103”; Ben Boone’s “Over the Edge”; and Catherine McMichael’s “Legends from the Greenwood.”

Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II, 8 p.m. April 12, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
These two big bands consist of students at Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. Rod Berry, an adjunct instructor of music history and jazz studies at Appalachian, will lead Jazz Ensemble II in Ray Wetzel’s “Intermission Riff”; Chris Culver’s “Mongo’s Mood”; Frank Foster’s “Down for the Count”; Billy Strayhorn’s “Take the ‘A’ Train”; and Bill Potts’ “Big Swing Face.”

Todd Wright, a professor/jazz area coordinator at Appalachian, will lead Jazz Ensemble I in Bob Mintzer “Tribute”; Don Menza’s “Burnin’ Blues for Bird”; and Bob Brookmeyer’s “Boom-Boom.” Jazz Ensemble I will also play Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen’s “Second Time Around”; Dizzy Gillespie’s “Bebop”; and Pat Metheny’s “It’s Just Talk.”

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.