David Jackson in Faculty Recital Feb. 1Jan. 30, 1997
by Richard Veit
David Jackson, assistant professor of trombone at Baylor University, will present a faculty recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in Roxy Grove Hall.
Collaborating with Jackson will be three other members of the Baylor music faculty-John Cozza, assistant professor of piano; Gary Hardie, associate professor of cello; and Kathryn Steely, instructor of viola. Four of Jackson's students-David Barnes, Jeff Flint, Bill Mann, and Nathan Wood-also will take part.
The program will open with "Romance" by the great early-19th-century German composer Carl Maria von Weber. Then will come a modern work, "3 B's" by Evan Chambers. Its title is derived from the composition's three movements: Bop, Ballad, and Blues. The four student trombonists will assist in Thom Ritter-George's "Aria and Dance."
Following intermission, the program will resume with an arrangement of Maurice Ravel's Spanish-flavored "Pièce en forme de habanera" ("Piece in the Form of an Habanera"). Vincent Persichetti's "Serenade," which concludes the recital, is in seven movements: Prologue, Barcarolle, Chorale Prelude, Dialogue, Intermezzo, Song, and Dance. Featured in this work will be cellist Gary Hardie and violist Kathryn Steely.
Jackson joined the Baylor music faculty in August 1995. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan. He has performed in the brass sections of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and has served as an extra with such well known professional chamber groups as the Canadian Brass, the American Brass Quintet, and the Nexus Percussion Ensemble.
The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.