WCU to host St. Louis Symphony horn player Thomas Jostlein for recital, masterclass

Western Carolina University’s School of Music will host Thomas Jostlein, associate principal horn with the St. Louis Symphony, for a recital and a masterclass on campus Monday, March 28.

Jostlein will instruct the masterclass from 12:20 to 2:15 p.m., while the recital begins at 7:30 p.m. Both events are in the recital hall of the Coulter Building and are free and open to the public.

Thomas Jostlein, associate principal horn with the St. Louis Symphony

Thomas Jostlein, associate principal horn with the St. Louis Symphony

During the recital, he will perform on alphorn and natural horn, in addition to the modern valved horn, and will be joined by WCU faculty members and students on some compositions. The faculty slated to join him in select pieces are Travis Bennett on horn, Zsolt Szabo on trombone, Mario Gaetano on percussion, Michael Schallock on tuba, and Lillian Pearson on piano and organ.

Jostlein was a member of New York Philharmonic from 2007 to 2009 and performed on three major tours, including the historic live broadcast from North Korea in 2008. As a composer, he has had numerous works published and appeared on several recordings, notably Tony Bennett’s “Duets II” album. In his horn career, Jostlein previously was with the Honolulu, Omaha, Richmond and Kansas City symphony orchestras, and performed in summer festivals in Oregon, Ohio, Colorado and North Carolina.

For more information, call the WCU School of Music

at 828-227-7242.