PULLMAN, Wash. – Chris Dickey, newly appointed instructor of tuba and euphonium at Washington State University, will present a free, public recital illustrating the lyrical and technical abilities of those instruments at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Kimbrough hall.
The program will include original compositions and transcriptions:
- A euphonium concerto by Walter Ross. Cast in three movements, each movement develops thematic content and presents a variety of musical dialogues between the soloist and piano.
- “Sonata for Tuba and Piano” by Thomas Benjamin, a noted theorist and composer.
- An aria from act two of “Samson and Delilah” by Camille Saint-Saens.
- Eddy Debon’s “A Quia,” offering contrasting themes that vary from intense and relentless to peaceful and serene and finally a rollicking mixed-meter dance section.
Dickey’s performance credits include the Chicago Brass Band, the National Wind Ensemble, the St. Louis Wind Symphony, the St. Louis Brass Band and the Eastern Symphony Orchestra. He has made solo appearances with such groups as the Eastern Symphony Orchestra, the Iowa Chamber Winds, the University of Iowa Concert Band and the Edwardsville Municipal Band.