Music faculty members to present Dec. 3 recital

Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present a recital of contemporary and romantic works featuring faculty members on Thursday, Dec. 3.

The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus. It is free and open to the public. Featured performers are Zsolt Szabo on trombone, Ian Jeffress on saxophone, and accompanying on piano, Lillian Pearson and Lyn Burkett.

Szabo will be performing selections from a new arrangement for trombone and piano of Igor Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, two movements from “Four Serious Songs” by Johannes Brahms, and Lawrence Borden’s “Conditions of a Solitary Bird.”

Jeffress will give a premiere performance of two new works written for him, “Nanomusic III” by Bryan Burkett, a composer living in Cullowhee, and “News Flash” by Andrew Hannon, a faculty composer at Appalachian State University.

In addition to works for solo trombone and saxophone, Szabo, Jeffress and Pearson will perform a trio work of “Gnomology” by Carl Schimmel, consisting of miniature movements inspired by quotations from historical figures ranging from Hesiod to James Joyce. Jeffress and Lyn Burkett also will perform Baljinder Sekhon’s “Gradient,” a work for saxophone and piano.

For more information, contact the School of Music at 828-227-7242.