TrumpetFest 2015 is scheduled for February 19 through 22 and will feature performances by IUP trumpet students and faculty, plus guest artist Douglas Wilson.
The programs being presented during the weekend include:
DiCicco Hall, Cogswell
Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton
Kevin Eisensmith, trumpet professor at IUP, will present a recital of music for trumpet on Thursday evening, February 19, at 8:00 p.m. Assisting will be Christine Clewell, assistant professor of Organ; Henry Wong Doe, associate professor of Piano; and Jacob Ertl, assistant professor of Piano in the Department of Music. David Ferguson, assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts, will also perform one work with Eisensmith.
Douglas Wilson will present a recital on Friday, February 20, at 8:00 p.m. and a clinic at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21.
Wilson is a trumpet player who excels in a variety of musical styles, including classical, commercial, and Early Music. A frequent guest clinician throughout the United States, he has performed for audiences in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, with numerous performances at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Music Center at Strathmore, the National Cathedral, and the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
His performing affiliations include the New Haven Symphony, Solisti New York, Yale at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, and 17 seasons as principal trumpet with the Signature Symphony, a pops and ballet orchestra. Early Music performances include Fanfare Barok, Tempesta di Mare, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, Bach Sinfonia, and guest solo artist with Shenandoah Conservatory’s Bach-Handel Festival. A lifelong learner, Wilson received graduate degrees from Yale University and the University of Oklahoma, with continuing studies at Oberlin’s early music Baroque Performance Institute. Additional information about Wilson can be found at on his website and Fanfare Barok.
Both of these events will be held in DiCicco Hall in the Cogswell Music Building and will feature Clewell performing on the Ronald G. Pogorozelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Organ. The IUP College of Fine Arts and the Department of Music express their gratitude to the American Guild of Organists for presenting the Ronald G. Pogorozelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Organ for use at IUP. We are also appreciative for the creative talent of R. J. Brunner, who crafted this wonderful instrument.
All other events will be held in Gorell Recital Hall in John Sutton Hall. All events are free and open to the general public. For more information about these and other events sponsored by the IUP Music Department, please call 724-357-2390 or visit the Music Department website.