AU Music Releases Spring Event Schedule Beginning With Two Faculty Recitals

AU Music Releases Spring Event Schedule Beginning With Two Faculty Recitals

1/12/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Department of Music at Ashland University has released its spring 2017 schedule of events, which includes several instrumental and vocal recitals, choral and band concerts, opera scenes, Maplerock Jazz Festival and more. 

The first event of the semester is a faculty recital featuring trombonist Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of music, on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. Titled "Variations in C and His Relative," the concert will feature music in the key of C and its relative minor (a), while two of the works are theme and variation sets. 

The program includes Charles Tournemire's Legendé, Arthur Frackenpohl's arrangement of Variations on a Theme by Shostakovich, Pastorale for tenor and bass trombone by Eric Ewazen, The Felix Variations for solo bass trombone by David Del Tredici, and Franz Joseph Haydn's Achieved is the Glorious Work from "The Creation." 

With Garlock playing the tenor and bass trombones, he will be assisted by pianist Mark Koehler and Susan Gregg, trombonists Jaylynn Buchmelter and Cody Henderson, and Eileen Navratil on euphonium. 

On Sunday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel, Dr. Timothy Guenther, University organist, will perform his 20th annual organ recital at Ashland University. His concert will focus on North German organ music in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and in preparation for the Ashland University Choir tour to North Germany in March 2017.

Featuring the University's M.P. Moeller Pipe Organ, the concert will include Martin Luther's A Mighty Fortress Is Our God and Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word; J. S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, along with Felix Mendelssohn's How Vast Is God the Father's Goodness along with compositions by Buxtehude, Scheidt, Tunder, Kerll, Walther, Krebs, Zimmerman and more.

Both faculty recitals are free and open to the public. For more information about the music department and a full events schedule, visit the Web site at www.ashland.edu/music or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###