The HoodleBug Brass will present their Fall 2013 recital on Thursday, November 21, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in room 121 of the Cogswell Music Building on the IUP campus. This program is free and open to the general public.
The program will feature a wide range of music, from Italian madrigals by Renaissance composers to original music for brass quintet by Zach Collins, Anthony DiLorenzo, and Jim Self, who is a graduate of IUP now making his living as a teacher, composer, and tuba soloist in Los Angeles, California. Featured soloist for the evening will be Dr. Jason Worzbyt, bassoon. Worzbyt will perform “Introduction, Theme and Variations, Op. 10” by Carl Jacobi. This arrangement for bassoon and brass quintet was created by Dr. P. Bradley Ulrich, Professor of Trumpet at Western Carolina University. The program will conclude with selections for the season and will include works from the quintet’s Christmas CD.
The HoodleBug Brass is the brass quintet-in-residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is comprised of the four full-time brass faculty within the Department of Music and the Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts. The ensemble performs regularly on the IUP campus and presents numerous clinics and concerts in public schools and churches throughout the region each year. The HoodleBug Brass released its first compact disc, entitled “Brass Fac’s,” in March 2004. Their second disc, “Off the Trac’s,” was released in October 2009. The quintet released its first commercial compact disc one year ago. Titled “Christmas Postcards” from the HoodleBug Brass, the disc features 15 tracks of music for the Christmas season, including several arrangements written especially for the HoodleBug Brass. Copies of the CD will be available for purchase following the recital. The cost of the CD is $15. Interested individuals may also purchase digital downloads of the disc through iTunes (www.apple.com/iTunes), Amazon (www.amazon.com/dp/B0035TUN8W), or CDBaby (www.cdbaby.com), or by going to the HoodleBug Brass website at http://www.hoodlebugbrass.org/.
In 2012 the HoodleBug Brass traveled to Russia to participate in brass festivals held in St. Petersburg and Moscow. They also presented master classes at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College in St. Petersburg and at the Moscow Conservatory.
A “HoodleBug” is a local term for “doodlebug,” the name given to a single-car, self-propelled train or trolley. At the southern end of the IUP campus can be found the “Hoodlebug Trail.” This is a six-mile recreation and commuter trail located in the central portion of Indiana County.
For more information regarding this and other programs, please call the Department of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania at 724-357-2390.
At 6:00 p.m. that evening, a recital featuring various student brass quintets will be held. This program is also free and open to the public.