FOR RELEASE: Sept. 9, 2011
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Tim Musselman, 615-898-2493
MTSU professor presents unique low brass recital
MURFREESBORO—MTSU music professor David Loucky will present a free low brass recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in Hinton Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
“The title of the program is ‘No Slides Allowed,’ and it will include six brass instruments of the tenor/baritone range that are played with valves or keys, but not a slide,” said Loucky, noting that the performance is open to the public.
Loucky is most commonly associated with the slide trombone, but this recital will instead feature him on the double-bell euphonium, the tenor horn, the bass trumpet, an Austrian rotary-valve trombone, the compensating euphonium and the seldom-seen 19th-century bass bugle, the ophicleide.
“I have tried to match an appropriate piece of music to each instrument,” Loucky said. “Each musical selection will serve to demonstrate the unique characteristics of the instrument being played.
“I am really excited about this program, since it includes some unusual instruments and repertoire I have never played in recital before. I am also quite fortunate to have the Diamond Tuba Quartet joining me on this program, as well as expert pianist David See.”
A member of the School of Music faculty since 1989, Loucky performs regularly with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and was acting assistant principal trombonist with the St. Louis Symphony from 1998 to 2000. He is scheduled to perform with the Nashville Symphony in Carnegie Hall in May 2012.
Loucky says his Sept. 19 MTSU concert will be informal, with a brief description of each instrument, and afterward the audience can “come up to the front of the stage, examine the instruments and ask questions, sort of an ‘instrument petting zoo,’” he joked.
For more information on this and other concerts in the MTSU School of Music, contact Tim Musselman at 615-898-2493.
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