Oct. 14, 18, 20: Concerts raise funds for scholarships

Martin-KingPULLMAN, Wash. – A horn tribute, “Oktubafest” recital and jazz extravaganza are upcoming concerts in the Washington State University Faculty Artist Series, which raises funds for School of Music student scholarships.

Tickets will be available in the lobby 30 minutes before concert time. They are free for WSU students with ID, $10 general admission and $5 for non-WSU students and seniors 60 and older.

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Some of the members of faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest. At top, Martin King.

* Faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest will showcase compositions and arrangements by members, many in duos and trios, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in Kimbrough Hall.

Works will include:

Greg Yasinitsky’s “Singular Version,” originally for big band but rescored as a duo for Dave Snider on string bass and Yasinitsky on alto sax.

Brian Ward’s “Vaso Strut,” originally done for the WSU faculty group Gator Tail but rescored in a hard-bop style.

Brad Ard’s arrangement of “Cristal” with an up-tempo Latin feel.

Dave Turnbull’s arrangement of “Angel Eyes” in a slow New Orleans blues style, featuring him on trumpet, David Jarvis on vibes and Sarah Miller on trombone.

Snider’s arrangement of Charles Mingus’ “So Long Eric” in a medium hard-bop swing featuring soloist Yasinitsky, Dave Hagelganz on tenor sax and Snider on string bass.

Snider’s arrangement of Bronislaw Kaper’s “Invitation,” with a heavy double-time Latin groove, featuring Snider on electric bass, Yasinitsky and Hagelganz on saxes and an exciting drum solo by Jarvis.

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Chris Dickey

A Jarvis and Hagelganz collaboration on Cole Porter’s “I Love You,” an up-tempo tenor sax and drum duo with lots of interplay.

* “British Invasion: Music of the Great British Horns” will be presented by Martin King at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Bryan Hall.

It will pay tribute to great horn players from the British Isles, including Barry Tuckwell, Dennis Brain, Michael Thompson and Richard Watkins. The concert will music by Persichetti, Gounod, Rosetti and Marais.

* A recital of “borrowed” music for tuba will be performed by tuba and euphonium professor Chris Dickey at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Bryan Hall.

Part of Oktubafest at WSU, the concert will include music originally written for cornet, voice, bass trombone and oboe. Dickey will be joined by School of Music faculty Karen Savage and Lark Powers on piano.

The Faculty Artist Series will resume in January. For an update on spring performances, visit http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/artistseries.htm.

 

News media contact:
Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148, sandra_albers@wsu.edu

 

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