October 7, 2008
Faculty recitals abound in October
Members of the University of South Carolina’s School of Music faculty will perform a series of free, public recitals this month, all set for 7:30 p.m. at the school’s recital hall.
Among the performers are James Ackley, associate professor of trumpet, Oct. 13; Scott Herring, associate professor of percussion, Oct. 22; Rebecca Nagel, professor of oboe, Oct. 26; and Ronald Davis, professor of tuba/euphonium, Oct. 27.
Ackley will play trumpet and cornet, with accompaniment by Joseph Rackers. The six-piece program will include “Cantabile et Scherzetto” by Philippe Gaubert, “Five Scenes” by Iain Hamilton, Jorge Humberto Pinzón Malagon’s “Evocación,” “Vocalise-Etude” by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, “Vocalise-Etude” by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Allen Cohen’s “Sonata for trumpet & piano: ‘Song of Myself.’”
Herring and flute professor Jennifer Parker-Harley will perform Philip Parker’s award-winning composition, “Beneath the Canopy: Impressions of the Rain Forest.” As the Rose Wind Duo, Cliff Leaman, saxophone professor, and Herring will perform “Luminescent,” a composition for alto saxophone and marimba by Reginald Bain, a university professor of composition. Also on the program is “Once Removed,” composition professor John Fitz Rogers’ piece for marimba duo; two selections from composer Elliot Carter’s “Eight Pieces for Four Timpani,” “Rebonds B” by composer Iannis Xenakis and a new work for marimba and percussion quartet featuring members of the USC Percussion Ensemble, titled “. . . folded. . . ,” by Brian Nozny, a composer and graduate student at the University of Kentucky.
Nagel’s oboe recital will feature three works: Paul Patterson’s “Dialogue for oboe and piano,” “Sonata for oboe and piano” by Francis Poulenc and “Variations on ‘Amazing Grace’ for English horn and organ” by Calvin Hampton. Joining Nagel will be Lynn Kompass on piano and Jared Johnson on organ.
Davis will perform five pieces for his tuba recital: “Sonatine pour Saxhorn basse et Piano,” by Jacques Castérčde; “Alarum for Solo Tuba,” by Edward Gregson; Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Sonata in E-flat major” (transcribed by Floyd Cooley); “Chorale Fantasy for Tuba and Organ, Op. 93 by Jan Koetisier; and “Concerto for Tuba and Strings” by Arild Plau.
For more information on faculty recitals or the School of Music, call 803-777-4280, or visit the Web site: www.music.sc.edu/.