Brian Bowman, Professor of Euphonium at the University of North Texas, will present a guest recital on Tuesday, January 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. A native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Dr. Bowman is a virtuoso performer who enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, clinician, recording artist, educator, and administrator. His superb musicianship and dedication to fine brass playing have made him one of the foremost euphonium soloists in the world today.
Joining him on the program will be Baylor University’s Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium Kent Eshelman and his wife, pianist In-Ja Song Eshelman.
The recital will open with the Philip Catelinet arrangement of “Andante and Rondo” from Antonio Capuzzi’s Concerto for Double Bass, followed by “Una voce m’ha colpito” from Gioacchino Rossini’s opera, L’inganno felice, as arranged by James Ord Hume and Walter Beeler.
Also to be heard are two selections, “Long Time Ago” and “Simple Gifts,” from Aaron Copland’s vocal set of Old American Songs and then the Mazurka of Nicholas Falcone.
After intermission, the artists will play the five-movement Diversive Elements from 1996 by David R. Gillingham.
Concluding the program will be Fantasia di concerto (“Sounds from the Riviera”) by Eduardo Boccalari, as arranged by H. R. Kent and Howard E. Akers.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.