Wind Ensemble Welcomes Faculty Soloist

Jan. 19, 2005

by Richard Veit

Brent Phillips, Assistant Professor of Trombone, will be the soloist in the Baylor University Wind Ensemble's next concert on Monday, February 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Mr. Phillips joined the Baylor faculty in the fall of 2004 after serving for many years as a soloist with "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band in Washington, D.C. and as principal trombonist with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. He grew up in Houston and attended Westfield High School, later receiving both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in trombone performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. On the Baylor concert, he will be featured in a performance of American composer Richard Peaslee's Arrows of Time, a jazzy three-movement work dating from 2000.

Opening the program will be a wind-band arrangement by John Paynter, Director of Bands at Northwestern University, of Johann Sebastian Bach's organ composition Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564.

The closing work will be the Mark Hindsley band setting of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky's 1874 piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition. This arrangement, dating from 1959, is based on Maurice Ravel's familiar 1922 orchestration.

The Wind Ensemble concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

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