IUP Trumpets to Present Two Recitals on November 12

Posted on 11/6/2015 9:25:37 AM

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble will present its annual fall recital on Thursday, November 12, in DiCicco Hall in the Cogswell music building on the IUP campus. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m., and is free and open to the general public. Kevin Eisensmith directs the IUP Trumpet Ensemble.

The program will feature numerous pieces for the 22-member ensemble, along with works for smaller groups. The performance will begin with Bernard Fitzgerald’s original composition “Trumpet Guild Fanfare,” which was premiered at the 1982 ITG Conference. Two works by Richard Byrd, trumpet professor at Eastern Kentucky University, will be performed, as will Wes Nance’s “A Brief Adventure,” which was premiered at the 2014 ITG Conference held in Columbus, Ohio. The program will conclude with Dennis Horton’s work “Kaleidoscope,” which was commissioned by the IUP Trumpet Ensemble and had its premiere at the 2006 ITG Conference held in Glassboro, New Jersey.

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble includes both music majors and non-music majors, who audition for acceptance into the group. This concert will be followed by the IUP Trumpet Studio Recital, which will begin at 8:00 in DiCicco Hall in the Cogswell music building on the IUP campus. Featured will be members of the IUP Trumpet Studio.

For more information about the IUP Trumpet Ensemble recital, please contact Eisensmith at 724-357-1246.

Department of Music