Southeastern presents trombone recital

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present contemporary music trombonist Weston Olencki in a recital Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium on campus.
     The event is free and open to the public.
    Olencki is a San Francisco-based trombonist and multi-instrumentalist specializing in the performance and production of new music. He is a member of Fonema Consort and has performed with Ensemble Dal Niente, wasteLAnd, wildUP!, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW.    
    “Weston’s performances boldly push forward notions of what the trombone is capable of in creating sound worlds of impeccable and refined energy and beauty,” said Philip Schuessler, instructor of music theory and composition at Southeastern.
    He said the program will include bold contemporary music by some of today’s most forward-looking composers such as Katherine Young, Kurt Isaacson, Aaron Cassidy and Evan Johnson. One of Schuessler’s pieces, “Pendula,” will be performed during the concert as well.
    The concert will also feature a pre-concert discussion about the music and a post-concert question and answer session with the audience.
     For more information, contact Schuessler at 985-549-2184.

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