Low Brass Recital and Winter Choral Concert Slated for February

Low Brass Recital and Winter Choral Concert Slated for February

2/9/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Department of Music at Ashland University presents a low brass instrumental recital and a winter choral concert in the month of February. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, Eileen Navratil, euphonium, and Jaylynn Buchmelter, trombone, present their junior recital accompanied by pianist Susan Gregg. The program will include Robert Sibbing's Homage to Anais Nin, Philip Catelinet's arrangement of Capuzzi's Andante and Rondo from Concerto for Double Bass, Axel Jorgensen's Suite for Trombone and Piano, movements two through five of Paul Droste's arrangement of Schumann's Five Pieces in Folk Style, and Arthur Pryor's Blue Bells of Scotland.

Eileen is an applied music and political science major from Spokane, Washington; and Jaylynn is a music education major from Wintersville, Ohio. They both study privately with Dr. Scott Garlock.

The winter choral concert featuring three vocal ensembles will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. Under the direction of Dr. Rowland Blackley, the University Choir will present an eclectic mix including Ola Gjeilo's Ubi caritas, a modern twist of a medieval chant;  spirituals Abide with Me and The Battle of Jericho by Moses Hogan, and Eric Whitacre’s composition of Frederico Garcia Lorca's Spanish love poem, With a Lily in Her Hand

Dr. Blackley also will conduct the Chamber Singers performing Morten Lauridsen’s Les Chansons des Rose, a set of songs based on poetry by Rainer Rilke.

The Women’s Chorus, directed by Elizabeth Slade, will perform Johannes Brahms’ Four Songs for Women’s Chorus, Opus 17, which is one of his earlier works written when he was only 27 years old. 

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 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, 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.                                                                                ###