Kent Eshelman, Baylor University’s Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium, will perform a recital on Sunday, March 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. Joining him on stage will be his wife, pianist In-Ja Song Eshelman.
Their program will open with two Russian pieces, Alexei Lebedev’s Concert Allegro from 1949 and an arrangement by Viktor Venglovsky of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Élégie, Op. 3, No. 1, from 1892.
Next, the Eshelmans will play Short Sonata for Tuba and Piano from 2013 by American composer Frank Lynn Payne.
Following intermission, music of German baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann will be heard, his four-movement Fantasia No. 2 in A minor.
Closing the program will be American composer Paul Hayden’s Chaconne from 2000 and The Song of the Brother by Danish-American band arranger and composer Erik Leidzén.
Kent Eshelman joined the Baylor University faculty in 2009, following appointments at Northern Arizona University, Western Kentucky University, and Grand Valley State University. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University. He has earned first place in many competitions, including the Jeju (Korea) International Brass Competition, the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition (Artist and Student divisions), the Midland-Odessa Symphony National Young Artist Competition, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Concerto Competition, and the Rich Matteson International Jazz Competition.
This recital, postponed from February 23 because of bad weather, is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.