Low Brass Chamber Recital set for Thursday, March 28, at UNK

Dr. Seth Fletcher, senior lecturer of music and performing arts, 308.865.8632, or fletchersd@unk.edu

Trombones, tubas and euphoniums will be featured in the Low Brass Chamber Recital at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Thursday, March 28.

The concert, which is directed by Dr. Seth Fletcher, UNK senior lecturer of music and performing arts, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Pieces played at the concert will include “Star Variations” by Oystein Baadsvik; “Pop Suite” by Arthur Frackenpohl; “Serenata de Medianoche” by Matt Owen; “Allegro Pastorale” from “Twelve Duets” by Michel Bleger; and “Pineapple Rag” by Scott Joplin, among others.

After the intermission, the second half of the performance will be a “Mock-cital.”

“This performance will be in two parts,” Dr. Fletcher said. “The second half being our first-ever ‘Mock-cital,’ a series of less-than-serious joke performances with the musicians performing silly pieces and/or on instruments that they don’t really know how to play.

“The purpose of the ‘Mock-cital’ is to raise funds for our two student organizations, the UNK Chapter of the International Trombone Association and the High Plains Chapter of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association,” Dr. Fletcher said.

The money raised will go to help support guest artists and other educational activities. Donations will be accepted at the performance.

The members of the Loper Low Brass Ensemble are listed below, alphabetically, by hometown.

Broken Bow- Michael Crawford, tuba
Grand Island- Eric Rempe, bass trombone
Grand Island- Patience Buck, tromboneb
Grand Island- Toni Birch, tuba
Kearney- Brock Persson, tuba
Kearney- Zach Margheim, trombone
Lexington- Carlos Herrarte, euphonium
Minden- Jonathan Hunzeker, trombone
Minden- Vergil Nelson, euphonium
Ogallala- Alex Rudolph, tuba
Ogallala- Mark Messner, tuba
Omaha- Paula Newhouse, tuba
Ravenna- Blake Lyon, euphonium
Wallace- John Paul Lempke, euphonium