Horn Professor To Perform Faculty Recital April 2

March 31, 2003

by Richard Veit

Jeffrey Powers, assistant professor of horn in the Baylor University School of Music, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Roxy Grove Hall. Lecturer in piano Bradley Bolen will join Powers.

The program will open with Two Concert Etudes by Italian composer Luigi Cherubini, and then the Adagio and Allegro of the German romanticist Robert Schumann.

Powers and Bolen also will play Hermann Neuling's Bagatelle and Ludwig van Beethoven's Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17.

Also to be heard will be a work for solo horn (without accompaniment) titled Horn Call by Sigurd Berge.

Powers played principal horn with the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders in Antwerp, Belgium, for 16 years. He also performed as guest principal horn with most of the major orchestras of the Benelux (Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg) region, including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg, the Flemish Radio Orchestra, the Brabants Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia. He is principal horn with the Waco Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Waco.

Bolen has won top prizes in several piano competitions, including the Eastfield Festival for 20th century Music, the Texas Little Symphony Concerto Competition at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Arlington Fine Arts League Scholarship Competition. He was one of five pianists chosen internationally to receive a fellowship for summer study at the Hartt School of Music in New Haven, Conn., where he studied under the guidance of renowned pianist Claude Frank.

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

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