FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 16, 2009
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Tim Musselman, 615-898-2493
SEPT. 21 MTSU FACULTY RECITAL FEATURES TROMBONES & KEYBOARDS
(MURFREESBORO)—MTSU faculty members David Loucky (trombone) and Angela Tipps (piano) will present a free faculty recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in T. Earl Hinton Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
The duo will present a recital of varied repertoire and instrumentation titled 6 X 2.
Loucky, professor of low brass at MTSU, said he will perform pieces on all three members of the trombone family, while Tipps will perform on three keyboard instruments: the Hinton Hall pipe organ, the harpsichord and on one of the school’s Steinway grand pianos.'
“This is an outstanding opportunity to hear the alto, tenor and bass trombones played on the same concert,” Loucky said.
The program will include standard selections from the trombone repertoire by Viennese composer Georg Christoph Wagenseil and French composer Camille Saint-Saens, in addition to two pieces by Swedish composers.
"(We will also perform) the delightful Concertino by Lars-Erik Larsson in an unusual altered form than is what is published," Loucky noted. "A version probably made spicier by one of Sweden’s trombone soloists of the mid-20th century."
"Loucky said that juxtaposed with the Larsson will be Jan Sandstrom’s haunting and mesmerizing Lacrimae, Lacrimae, a selection for alto trombone and organ."
"Rounding out the program will be the rollicking and slightly irreverent Concerto No. 1 for bass trombone by American Chris Brubeck, the son of the great jazz pianist and composer, Dave Brubeck," Loucky remarked.
This concerto includes movements titled Paradise Utopia, Sorrow Floats and James Brown in the Twilight Zone.
"You’ll feel good leaving this recital," Loucky predicted.
The Sept. 21 concert is free and open to the public. For more information on this and other concerts in the MTSU School of Music, visit www.mtsumusic.com or call 615-898-2493.