Music School's Opening Convocation Set for Sept. 22

Sept. 21, 1998

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University School of Music will present its opening convocation of the 1998-99 academic year on Tuesday beginning at 8:00 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall.

The program will open with Sergei Rachmaninoff's familiar "Vocalise," in an arrangement for viola and piano, performed by Ann Marie Hudson, lecturer in viola, and John Cozza, assistant professor of piano.

Next, Michael Fischer, lecturer in low brass, will play the final two movements of the Tuba Concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams, again with Cozza as accompanist.

Associate professor of saxophone Michael Jacobson and Brian Marks, lecturer in piano, will perform John Harbison's three-movement composition from 1994, San Antonio.

Bruce Berg, associate professor of violin, will follow with an unaccompanied performance of Xuan Men (or Mysterious Gate) by Rodney Waschka.

A vocal piece will come next as soprano Robin Fisher, assistant professor of vocal studies, sings "Lo! Here the Gentle Lark" by Henry Bishop. She will be assisted by Helen Ann Shanley, associate professor of flute, and pianist John Cozza.

David Jackson, assistant professor of trombone, and Marks will play Cavatine by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Concluding the program will be Lalo Schifrin's jazz-inspired La Nouvelle Orleans, which will feature members of the Baylor Woodwind Quintet--flutist Helen Ann Shanley, professor of oboe Doris DeLoach, professor of clarinet Richard Shanley, assistant professor of bassoon Kenton Moore, and assistant professor of horn Margaret Robinson.

Convocation is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 710-3991.

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