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6418-Malone University Faculty Artist Series presents Akron Symphony Low Brass

6418-September 28, 2012

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music continues its Faculty Artist Series with the Akron Symphony Low Brass Monday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center. The program – which will include orchestral, jazz, operatic, band and trombone chamber music literature -- is free and open to the public.

A program follows.

Low Brass, Akron Symphony Orchestra

Biographical information:

Trombonist Chris Graham recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2010 with a master's of music degree, studying with Richard Stout of the Cleveland Orchestra. In September 2008 he was appointed second trombone of the Opera Cleveland Orchestra, and second trombone of the Canton Symphony orchestra in September 2009. Chris maintains an active freelance career in the greater Cleveland area, playing with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. Chris has also performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, The Blossom Festival Orchestra, and the Orlando Philharmonic. In addition to these ensembles, he is also a member of the newly formed Vitality Brass Quintet, based in Cleveland. A native of Ottawa, Ontario,  Chris received his bachelor of music from McGill University, where he studied with James Box, principal trombone of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Chris is currently completing the artist diploma program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under the guidance of Massimo La Rosa, principal trombone of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Ken Heinlein holds the position of principal tuba with the Akron Symphony Orchestra. He also teaches tuba and brass chamber music at Case Western Reserve University and the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Ken holds a master of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Ronald Bishop and a bachelor of music degree from Central Michigan University where he studied with Mark Cox. Ken has pursued additional studies with Yasuhito Sugiyama, principal tuba of the Cleveland Orchestra. He lives in Lakewood.

Anthony Hopkins, principal trombone of the Akron Symphony, graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a bachelor and master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has also performed with a number orchestras in Ohio, including the Youngstown Symphony, Mansfield Symphony and Canton Symphony. Anthony served as principal trombone of the Springfield Symphony during the 2008-2009 season. Anthony has also attended The Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra in Germany the last two summers as well as the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina last summer. Anthony's principal teachers include Massimo La Rosa, Richard Stout, Steve Witser, Thomas Riccobono and Stephan Wilson.

Thomas Edward Pylinski earned a bachelor of music degree in trombone performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master of music degree in trombone performance from the University of Akron. He has studied with Edward Zadrozny, Steven Witser, Richard Stout, Harold Reynolds and John Marcellus. Tom maintains an active career as a freelance trombonist and private music teacher in Northeast Ohio. He is a member of the Akron Symphony, the Canton Symphony, the Youngstown Symphony, and the Starkweather Brass. In addition, he is a substitute player with the Erie Philharmonic and the Roanoke Symphony, and has performed with the Wheeling Symphony, Red {an orchestra}, and the Paragon Brass Quintet. Tom has spent summers at Tanglewood, the Chautauqua Institution, in Colorado as a fellow of the National Repertory Orchestra, and in Ohio where he is currently principal trombonist of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. He has performed with such notable acts as the Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers, Lee Ann Womack, and the Temptations. He has also performed in Canada and Europe as well as with Randy Newman and Marvin Hamlisch while at the University of Akron. Tom is adjunct instructor of low brass and jazz ensemble director at Malone University and has also taught at Ashland University, the University of Akron, the Avon School of Music, and the Strongsville Academy of Music. He has taught in the Ohio public school system and at the Ohio Music Education Association Convention in Columbus. In addition to his performance and teaching posts, Tom serves on the literature review staff of the International Trombone Association Journal, where he has recently had published several reviews of works for trombone ensemble.

Sean McGhee is the bass trombonist of the Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. He is a member of the Ohio River Brass Quintet which frequently performs contemporary works for brass in the Cincinnati area. When not performing, he is usually teaching and maintains a studio of young brass musicians. Sean graduated with high academic honors from Indiana University where he was awarded the prestigious performers certificate, and received his master's degree in trombone performance from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers were M. Dee Stewart and Peter Norton. Sean was awarded a one year position with the Des Moines Metro Opera in 2012.

Program:

Suite: Quatuor pour 4 Trombones, Op. 82...........................................Flor Peeters

1. Entrata

2. Lied

3. Dans

4. Final

O Sacred Head..............................................................................J.S. Bach

Fugue in D Minor............................................................................J.S. Bach

'Round Midnight...................................................................Thelonius Monk

Arr. Jack Gale

Four Hymn Trios..........................................................................Traditional

Arr. John Jay Hilfiger

1.         Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing "Azmon"

2.         Lead On, O King Eternal "Lancashire"

3.         We Gather Together "Kremser"

4.         I Know That My Redeemer Lives "Duke Street"

Ricercar Del Duodecimo Tuono...................................................Andrea Gabrieli

Arr. Miles Anderson

-Brief Intermission-

"Andante Cantabile" from String Quartet in D, Op. 11......................P.I. Tchaikovsky

Arr. Elwood Williams

"O mio Babbino Caro" from the opera Gianni Schicchi.....................Giacomo Puccini

Arr. Matt Lennex

Eerste Trombone Kwartet..............................................................Saskia Apon

1.         deel 1

2.         deel 2

Lassus Trombone....................................................................Henry Fillmore

Arr. Matt Lenexa

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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