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Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music to present concerts April 26 and 27

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will present concerts April 26, 27 and 30.

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:

Low Brass Studio Recitals, 6 p.m. April 26, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
This performance will feature music composed or arranged for trombone, euphonium and tuba. The student performers involved have been coached by Dr. Drew Leslie, associate professor of trombone at Appalachian, and Dr. Bethany Wiese, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at Appalachian.

The program’s trombone pieces will include Arthur Pryor’s “Thoughts of Love”; Shawn Milloway’s “…the Body Electric”; and John Boda’s “Sonatina.”

Program pieces featuring one or more euphoniums will include S. J. Higgins’ “Espressivo” and an arrangement of “Blue Bells of Scotland.”

Note: a live stream of this performance will not be available.

An Evening of String Chamber Music, 6 p.m. April 27, Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center
This performance will feature student ensembles formed in Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music. The groups’ coaches include Dr. Nancy Bargerstock, professor of violin, Dr. Eric Koontz, associate professor of violin and viola, and Dr. Kenneth Lurie, professor of cello.

The program will include excerpts from string quartets by such composers as Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana and Alexander Borodin. The “Allegro” movement from Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Piano Trio in D Major” will be performed, as will Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango” and Erno v. Dohnanyi’s “Serenade in C Major, Op. 10.”

“Around the World in 80 minutes…or Less!,” 8 p.m. April 27, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center
This performance will feature choral music written or arranged in 15 countries. Two Appalachian groups – the Chamber Singers and the University Singers – will perform. Dr. Stephen Hopkins, a professor who directs choral activities at Appalachian, will conduct.

Appalachian’s choral ensembles present such a globally themed program only once every four years. The performance will feature music from such countries as South Africa, Macedonia, England, Estonia and the United States.

There will be music from Korea: “Arirang,” and from Brazil: “Muié Rendêra.” Several living composers will be represented. They include Cuba’s Roberto Varela (“Iré a Santiago”) and Colombia’s José Antonio Rincón (“Bullerengue”).

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.