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Recital to feature new music for trumpet, piano

January 17, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
Stephen Campbell
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - New music to the repertoire for trumpet and piano will be featured when Stephen Campbell, visiting professor of trumpet in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The program will feature works of Henri Tomasi, Michael Daugherty and Kevin McKee. Pianist Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying for the School of Music, will join Campbell on the program.

The Tomasi Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra is an edition Campbell wrote that augments the piano reduction by including the original percussion parts, which are not able to be replicated from the keyboard, Campbell wrote in his program notes.

"This augmentation will provide a more accurate realization of the composition," Campbell said. "While the Tomasi Concerto was composed in 1948, this performance will be the first of the augmented version, of which I am aware."

Daugherty's "The Lightning Fields" highlights famous locations of Griffith Observatory, The Lightning Field, Marfa Lights and Times Square. The piece utilizes both trumpet and flugelhorn to help depict these titled locations, which are 'nocturnal fields of natural or artificial light phenomena found in North America.'

McKee's "Centennial Horizon" features two contrasting movements depicting two specific areas in Colorado - Aspen Grove and Roaring Gunnison.

The recital is part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.