Kent Eshelman, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Baylor University, will present a faculty recital on Wednesday, February 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. He will be joined on the program by his wife, pianist In-Ja Eshelman, and Assistant Professor of Flute Charlotte Daniel.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Kent Eshelman is Principal Tuba of the Waco Symphony Orchestra. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and doctorate from Michigan State University. As a soloist, he has won first place in many competitions, including the Jeju (Korea) and Leonard Falcone (USA) international competitions.
Opening the recital will be The Old Rustic Bridge, a descriptive work from 1955 by Swedish band composer Erik Leidzén.
English composer William Lovelock wrote his Two Pieces (“Romance” and “Waltz”) around 1928. They were originally scored for clarinet and piano.
Next on the program will be the three-movement Sonatina for Tuba and Piano, from 1960, by American composer Halsey Stevens.
Dr. Daniel will be the piccolo soloist in The Elephant and the Mosquito, Op. 520, by the prolific French composer Henri Kling. This showpiece of sonic contrasts dates from 1903.
After intermission, the Eshelmans will perform “Humoresque,” the first of Three Concert Pieces (originally for oboe) from 1938 by German-born English composer Franz Reizenstein.
Also to be heard is “Elegy” from English composer Martin Ellerby’s Tenor Horn Concerto, written in 1998.
The program will close with the five-movement Fantasie Concertante from 2003 by another English composer, Philip Wilby.
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.