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Trombone quartet from Costa Rica presents concert Feb. 7

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND -- The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Music and Dramatic Arts and the LSU School of Music will host a concert at Southeastern and a masterclass at LSU by the award-winning Cuarteto Trombones de Costa Rica on Thursday, Feb. 7. 
     The Trombones de Costa Rica was the winner of the Costa Rican National Award of Music in 1997 and the City of Passau's Special Prize in Germany in 1999. Founded in 1991, the quartet is considered one of the most innovative brass ensembles of the American continent.                                            

     TCR has been recognized for its clear projection to varied audiences through recitals and educational programs. The variety of the group's repertoire is evident in their recordings entitled Contrastes, Imágenes, and Trombonismos, which present a mix of standard classical and Costa Rican music. In addition, the ensemble has commissioned works from composers worldwide.
     The masterclass will be hosted by Jeannie Little, assistant professor of trombone at LSU, and will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday in room 115 of the LSU School of Music. The concert, hosted by David Johansen, associate professor of trombone at Southeastern, is scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.
     The events are made possible by the Southeastern Department of Music, the Lyceum Arts and Lectures Series and the LSU School of Music.

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