One of America’s foremost orchestral trumpeters, Craig Morris, will present a guest recital at Baylor University on Wednesday, February 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall.
Craig Morris now serves as Associate Professor of Trumpet at the Frost School of Music, where he teaches trumpet and also coaches chamber music. Prior to his arrival at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Professor Morris held the positions of Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony and Associate Principal Trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony. He has also won auditions for Principal Trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony, Fourth Trumpet of the Boston Symphony, and Fourth Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony.
Performing as pianist on the Baylor recital will be Rebecca Wilt, who has received national and international recognition as a virtuoso collaborative pianist. Ms. Wilt has worked with many of the world’s prominent wind instrument performers, as well as some of the country’s foremost vocalists, and has performed in many of the world’s greatest venues in North America, Europe, and Asia. She has performed in collaboration with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Opening the program will be an arrangement by Sofia Kraevska and Craig Morris of Claude Debussy’s four-movement Suite Bergamasque from 1905.
Then the guest artists will play Monkeyshines by Roshanne Etezady. Composed in 2005, this engaging suite has five movements.
After intermission, Mr. Morris and Ms. Wilt will perform Quattro pezzi (“Four Pieces”) by Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi. These pieces date from 1956.
The program will close with American avant-garde composer George Antheil’s Trumpet Sonata from 1951.
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.