HAMMOND � The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Fine and Performing Arts will open its season of guest artist recitals when it presents University of Arkansas Trumpet Professor Richard Rulli in a performance scheduled Thursday, Jan. 30.
The free performance will take place in Pottle Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Rulli teaches trumpet, brass chamber music, and conducts the trumpet ensemble. He also performs with the Boston Mountain Brassworks, of which he is a founding member.
An accomplished performer, Rulli was formerly the principal trumpet and trumpet soloist with the Air Force Band, principal trumpet of the Golden West, and first trumpet of the Five Star Brass Band. During his time in the Air Force, he was a featured performer for numerous domestic and foreign heads of state. Among his performances was the televised opening ceremony and presentation of the Ronald Reagan Freedom award to then Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
Rulli was the 2009 University of Arkansas Faculty Gold Metal recipient for his support as a faculty mentor in performing and advising. He currently serves as principal trumpet for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.
The program will include "Intrada" by Arthur Honeggerm, "Concerto for Trumpet" by Lauren Bernofsky, and "Quarte Variations sur un Theme de Domenico Scarlatti" by Marcel Bitsch. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Tomoko Kashiwagi.
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.