AU Music Schedules Multiple Recitals in March

AU Music Schedules Multiple Recitals in March
The Solaris woodwind quintet that will perform a guest artist recital with bass clarinetist Dr. Thomas Reed, AU professor of music.

3/9/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Department of Music at Ashland University has scheduled numerous recitals in March, including a guest artist woodwind quintet, a faculty trombonist joined by several guest performers and two junior recitals featuring voice, piano and trumpet students.

All of the recitals are free and open to the public and are held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building). 

On Sunday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m., instrumental music education majors Rachel Crow, piano, (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) and Hannah Phillips (Plymouth, Ohio), trumpet, present their junior recital including selections from Handel to Gershwin. Pianist Susan Gregg is the accompanist for the recital. Crow studies privately with Susan Schoeffler, and Phillips studies with Gary Davis.

The next evening, Monday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m., the Solaris woodwind quintet will perform a guest artist recital with bass clarinetist Dr. Thomas Reed, Ashland University professor of music. The program of new and standard works will include “Chorale and Fantasy” by the late Columbus composer Mark Flugge, a new work written in 2014 by Akron composer Nikola Resanovic, the masterpiece “Mladi” by Janacek, and the lovely “Romantic Suite, Op. 57” by LeFebvre. 

Since its formation in 1976 as ensemble in residence at the University of Akron, Solaris has established a reputation as one of the foremost woodwind quintets in the United States. In addition to their regular concert series at the University of Akron, Solaris has toured Italy, Brazil, Sweden and the United States.

On Sunday, March 22, at 7 p.m. (note the date and time change from previous publications), Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of music, will present a faculty recital on trombone with several guest performers, including pianists Emily Garlock and Susan Gregg; fellow trombonists Paul Ferguson, Chris Simmons, Chadwick Applegate and Jaylynn Buchmelter; Don Roger Haught on guitar; Ben Schnell, bass; and Dan Shade, drums. The program will include Benedetto Marcello's “Sonata in A minor,” Launy Grondahl's “Concert pour Trombone et Piano and Sonata Breve for Bass Trombone” by Walter Hartley along with Garlock's arrangement "Songs from Liz's Juries" based on Bela Bartok's "Bear Dance," and Paul Ferguson's arrangement of Henry Purcell's “Sonata no. 11.” The program will conclude with Antonin Dvorak's “Three Slavonic Dances” and Michael Davis' "Blue on Green."

The final recital in March presents vocalists Fatima Imani Smith (Copley, Ohio), soprano, and Deric Dove (Newark, Ohio), baritone, as they perform their junior recital on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. Both study privately with Stephanie Sikora with Imani pursuing a degree in music performance and Dove studying music education. They will be assisted by pianist Deb Logan and percussionist Maria Cardonay.

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 is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) 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. ###