Coming soon: Three concerts from FHSU

Three musical events are scheduled in the immediate future for Fort Hays State University musicians and guests.

David Kassler, assistant professor of music, will present a trombone, euphonium and tuba concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus. The cost is $4 for students (age 18 and under) and seniors and $6 for adults.

A guest piano recital at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Beach/Schmidt will feature Giulio (pronounced julio) Draghi (DRAH-gi), assistant professor of piano performance at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Argentina. The cost is $4 for students and seniors and $6 for adults.

And two FHSU choirs, the Brass Choir and the Clarinet Choir, with Tom Meagher, organ, and Jay Miller, percussion, will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the First United Methodist Church, 305 W. Seventh, Hays, in a free concert.

The trombone, euphonium and tuba concert on March 31 will begin with Kassler performing "Sanctus" from "German Mass," by Franz Schubert, and then feature performances by a euphonium quartet (Kassler, Lyle Dilley, Hays; Albert Kraus, Hays freshman; and Steven Novotny, Pratt senior) and a trombone quartet (Kassler; Ben Galloway, Pratt sophomore; Chris Johnson, Leoti junior; and Kale Schrader, Hays junior).

Works to be performed are "Romance," Op. 2, by Victor Ewald; "Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra," Paul Dukas; "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms," by Simone Mantia; "Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra," by Lars-Erik Larsson; "Serenade No. 12 for Solo Tuba," by Vincent Persichetti; and "Achieved Is The Glorious Work" from "The Creation," by Franz Joseph Haydn.

Draghi, in his piano recital on April 1, will perform "Nocturne" and "Rhapsody on a Gypsy Tune," by Carl Tausig (TAU-sig) ; "Pictures at an Exhibition," by Modest (mo-DEST) Mussorgsky (muh-SORG-ski); and "Six Fantasies," by Jose Nunes (NEW-nez) Garcia.

The Brass and Clarinet Choirs concert on April 4 will feature works for antiphonal winds, organ and percussion. Kassler will conduct the Brass Choir and Kristin Pisano (pih-SAHN-o), instructor of music, will conduct the Clarinet Choir.

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