Matthew Morris In Faculty Recital Jan. 28Jan. 20, 2005
by Richard Veit
Baylor University's Assistant Professor of Bassoon, Matthew Morris, will perform in a faculty recital in collaboration with four School of Music colleagues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in Roxy Grove Hall.
Performers, in addition to Morris, will be Assistant Professor of Violin Eka Gogichashvili, Senior Lecturer in Piano Terry Lynn Hudson, Associate Professor of Horn Jeffrey Powers and graduate student Colin McKenzie, a bassoonist majoring in conducting.
The program will open with two of German baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann's six Canonic Sonatas, followed by Kaleidoscope by Brooklyn-born American composer Elliott Schwartz. This piece--scored for violin, contrabassoon, and piano--dates from the year 1999.
The program will close with Six Bagatelles by Milwaukee-born American composer and hornist Paul Basler, who now teaches at the University of Florida.
Morris has performed in numerous festivals, concert series, radio and television broadcasts, studio recordings, chamber music series and orchestral concerts in the United States and abroad, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Bolshoi Theater and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
He holds a master of music degree in bassoon performance from Baylor, a bachelor of music degree in music theory from East Carolina University, and the doctor of musical arts degree in bassoon performance from Florida State University.
The faculty recital (postponed from its original date of Jan. 16 due the illness of one of the participants) is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.