Boston Symphony Trombonist Performs at Baylor Feb. 6Feb. 4, 1997
by Richard Veit
Ronald Barron, principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1975, will perform a Lyceum recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, beginning in Roxy Grove Hall at Baylor University. He will be accompanied by pianist Andrew Hudson.
In addition to his post with the Boston Symphony, Barron is on the faculty of Boston University and the Tanglewood Music Center.
The program will open with the "Concerto for Alto Trombone" by Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a wonderful composer in his own right. This will be followed by the "Six Studies in English Folksong" by one of the towering figures of 20th-century British composition, Ralph Vaughan Williams.
A brief set of programmatic songs by American composer Charles Ives will be next. These consist of "The Housatonic at Stockbridge," "Like a Sick Eagle," and two "Memories" (one very pleasant, the other rather sad).
Following intermission will be the five-movement "Sonata for Trombone and Piano" by American composer Alec Wilder, "Three Pieces for Trombone and Piano" ("Grit," "Sadness," and "Hokum") by James Willey, and "Bride of the Waves" by Herbert Clarke.
Ronald Barron's appearance as part of Baylor's annual Lyceum Series is made possible through a gift from the Meadows Foundation of Dallas. During his visit to Waco, Barron also will present a master class from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Meadows Recital Hall.
Both the recital and master class are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.