Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Noted Horn Composer, Educator Dr. Paul Basler Gives Free Concert at A&M-Kingsville April 6

KINGSVILLE - April 02, 2008

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Dr. Paul Basler, an acclaimed classical composer, performer and instructor of horn, will give a free performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. in the Frank C. Smith Recital Hall of the Bellamah Music Building.

Bellamah Music Building is located on Engineering Avenue next to Jones Auditorium.

Joining Basler in performance will be A&M-Kingsville faculty members Dr. Jason Kwak, associate professor of piano, and Dr. Jennifer Sholtis, associate professor of horn.

The music on the program includes “Adagio and Presto” by Telemann; “Concerto No. 3 in Eb, K. 447” by Mozart; “Reflections” by Basler; “Tres Canciones” by Felix del Rosario, Robert Kraft and Geraldo Silva; and “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Marc Guy.

Prior to Sunday’s concert, Basler will spend Saturday at A&M-Kingsville teaching horn master classes to invited middle school, high school and college students.

Basler is a professor of music at the University of Florida, where he teaches horn and composition. He also serves as visiting professor with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Culture and National Conservatory of Music.

His performance experience includes premiering more than 200 pieces written for him over the past seven years, and serving as a member of numerous American symphony orchestras, including those of Greenville, Tallahassee, Valdosta, Asheville and Gainesville.

Original Basler compositions have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, the Spoleto Festival, Symphony Hall in Chicago, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House, to name a few locations.

His textbooks on horn instruction and performance technique are used by hundreds of programs throughout the world.

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