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Released April 6, 2004


HATTIESBURG -- The Trumpet Ensemble and Horn Choir at The University of Southern Mississippi will team up at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Bennett Auditorium for a spring concert. The Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Joel Treybig, consists of undergraduate and graduate students in the Southern Miss trumpet studio. The ensemble portion of the program includes an exciting transcription of George Bizet's "Dance Bohème" from his opera, Carmen; Andre Campra's majestic "Rigaudon," dating from 1712; a new Latin jazz arrangement of Theo Charlier's "Etude No. 2"; American composer Carl Ruggles' "Angels"; and Leroy Anderson's popular "The Rakes of Mallow." The 16-member trumpet ensemble will be augmented with three trombones for several of the works on the program.

The Horn Choir features students in the horn studio under the direction of assistant professor Ken Ortlepp, assisted by Barbi Van Horn. The program of works will include Franz Schubert's "March Militaire"; Ronald Lo Presti's "Suite for 8 Horns"; Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen's "Here's That Rainy Day"; Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka's "Russian and Ludmilla Overture"; and Franz Doppler's "Lioiseau Des Bois."

The concert is free and open to the public.



HATTIESBURG -- Michael Kimber, professor of viola at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at Marsh Auditorium that will feature his own compositions for solo viola. Kimber's program will open with his brilliant "Sonata for Solo Viola," composed in 1997 for violist Kathryn Plummer and followed by his "Monolog and Krakowiak," originally composed in 2000 for solo saxophone and premiered by colleague saxophone professor Lawrence Gwozdz. The next work, "Comet: Reflections on a Celestial Voyager," was written in 1986, the year Halley's Comet made its most recent approach to earth. Kimber's 2002 composition, "Three Armenian Impressions," are dedicated to renowned Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian. Concluding the program will be selections from "Twelve Caprices," composed in 1996 in a bravura 19th-century style rarely heard in music for solo viola. Kimber, who joined the School of Music faculty in 1999, has performed as a viola soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America. His compositions for viola are being performed ever more widely and are becoming part of the repertoire of violists worldwide.

In 2002, he received the music composition award of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters; that same year saw three international premieres of commissioned works of his. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call (601) 266-6932.



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