UNK brass ensembles to perform on international stage

By SARA GIBONEY
UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney Loper Low Brass Ensemble is set to perform Wednesday (May 21) as part of the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference at Indiana University in Bloomington.

The 30-minute recital is at 3:45 p.m.

Additionally, the UNK Trombonalopes, a trombone choir, will perform a 15-minute prelude concert at 3 p.m. June 4 and a 30-minute recital at 5 p.m. the same day as part the International Trombone Festival at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

Founded in the fall of 2009, UNK’s Loper Low Brass Ensemble and Trombonalopes are composed of music majors, minors and students with concentrations in fields other than music. The groups perform up to 10 performances annually.

The International Tuba-Euphonium Conference and International Trombone Association are multi-day events consisting of concerts, recitals, lectures, lessons, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits. They represent the single most immersive, prestigious and complete educational experience a low brass musician can have.

UNK students are able to present a performance of new and diverse music on an international stage, challenge themselves artistically with music of a high difficulty level, promote UNK on an international level and use the performance as a platform to interact and engage with professionals in their field.

The programs for both performances will feature music composed by UNK Assistant Professor of Music Duane Bierman.

Loper Low Brass Ensemble
Trombone - Patience Buck (Grand Island), Jonathan Hunzeker (Minden), David Morrison (Lincoln), Vergil Nelson (Minden).
Euphonium - Jacob Fahrlander (Omaha), Carlos Herrarte (Lexington).
Tuba - Kenny Baires (Crete), Toni Birch (Grand Island), Jeremy Eskam (Gering), Mark Messner (Ogallala), Paula Newhouse (Omaha), Brock Persson (Kearney).

Trombonalopes
Tenor Trombones - Buck, Seth Fletcher (UNK low brass lecturer), Hunzeker, Morrison, Nelson
Bass Trombones - Eric Rempe (UNK alumni, Grand Island), Messner

 

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Source: Seth Fletcher, 308.865.8632, fletchersd@unk.edu
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu

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