Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Guest Artist from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Featured at Free Public Recital for A&M-Kingsville Horn Workshop

KINGSVILLE - May 12, 2009

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4143

Recital to be held at Smith Recital Hall in Bellamah Music Building May 16 at 7 p.m.

Classical horn player Randy Gardner has performed under the baton of some of classical music’s finest directors, including Eugene Ormandy and Riccardo Muti.

On Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m., Gardner will give a free public recital in the Frank C. Smith Recital Hall of the Bellamah Music Building, on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus.

Mieun Lee accompanies Gardner, in a recital featuring “Canciones” by Paul Basler; “Concerto in Eb Major, K. 447” by Mozart; “Nessun Dorma” by Puccini; “Why?!” composed by Gardner; “This Morning in the Fields,” from “Songs of a Wayfarer” by Mahler; “Fast and Sinister” from “Four Random Movements” by Larry L. Wheelock; and “So Lass uns Wandern, op. 75 for two horns and piano” by Brahms, featuring Dr. Jennifer Sholtis, associate professor of music at A&M-Kingsville.

Gardner has served as professor of horn at the Cincinnati Conservatory Workshop since 1996, following more than twenty years as second hornist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Gardner has performed and lectured at numerous international and regional workshops of the International Horn Society. He has previously been a faculty member of Indiana University, Temple University, the New York State Summer School of the Arts, the New School of Music and the Luzerne Music Center.

The recital is the final event of the Second Annual TAMUK Horn Workshop, also taking place at Smith Recital Hall in the Bellamah Music Building, for horn students ranging in age from middle school to college graduates.

Registration for the workshop ($15 fee) begins at 8:30 a.m. Highlights of activities include master classes, lectures and solo competition.

For more information on the recital and the workshop, call 361-593-2786.

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