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Guest Recital - Andy Hudson, clarinet, with Annie Jeng, piano: Tuesday, March 21⋅6:00 – 6:50pm, Rosen Concert Hall
Performances by Andy Hudson have been hailed as “a treat for the listener” (IAWM Journal) and have been praised for “an uncommon singularity of purpose, technical virtuosity, youthful vigor and a mature sensitivity” (The Clarinet) - bio from theandyhudson.com. Hudson and Jeng perform works including those by two App State faculty composers, Dr. Roger Zare and Dr. Andrew Hannon. Featuring themes of outer space, the program includes Two Lost Loves by Andrew Hannon, Three Etudes (Pale Blue Dot, I Want to Believe, The Golden Record) by Roger Zare, If I were only halfway home by Ledah Finck, Night Watch by Andrew Hannon, and The Last Question (Big Bang, Big Crunch, Big Freeze, The Last Question) by Roger Zare. Program
Women Composers Recital: Tuesday, March 21⋅8:00 – 9:30pm, Rosen Concert Hall
Faculty and students of the Hayes School of Music present a kaleidoscope of chamber pieces by women composers of the 19th century, 20th century, and today! The concert opens with the Appalachian Percussion ensemble performing the participatory, surround-sound Tuning Meditation by Pauline Oliveros, and wraps up with Terre-Neuve (Land New), Marie-Claire Saindon’s landscape in song performed by the Treble Choir. In between are many more pieces to discover, each one a musical gem to add to your playlist and music stand. The recital is a collaboration with Appalachian State University’s Women Center to fundraise for OASIS, an agency that provides free and confidential help for victims of domestic violence in Watauga and Avery County. Program
Faculty Recital - Nancy Bargerstock, violin, and Bair Shagdaron, piano: Wednesday, March 22⋅8:00 – 9:00pm, Rosen Concert Hall
Dr. Bargerstock and Dr. Shagdaron will be performing a recital of violin and piano works. The program includes Fantasie No. 1 in G Minor (1933) by Florence B. Price, the Sonata in F Major, K. 376 (1781) by Wolfgang A. Mozart, Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42 (1931) by Sergei Rachmaninoff, and the Sonata in D Major, Op. 94a (1942-43) by Sergei Prokofiev. Program
New Paradigm Percussion Quartet: Thursday, March 23⋅8:00 – 9:30pm, Rosen Concert Hall
Four percussionists make up this ensemble, which, true to its name, explores compelling music by contemporary composers. Beginning with the melodic marimba, the musicians demonstrate the timbres of ever-longer inventories of instruments: find out how Two Hi Hats, Two Bongos, Ten Tin Cans, Five Temple Blocks, One Crotale, One Splash Cymbal, One China Cymbal, One Kick Drum, One Bass Drum, Ten Concert Toms, Two Woodblocks, One Brake Drum, Three Metal Pipes, One Snare Drum, Four Metal Objects, and One Metal Disc are all woven together in one piece. Program
American Song Recital: Friday, March 24⋅8:00 – 9:30pm, Schaffel Recital Hall
This recital by the Hayes School of Music voice majors will celebrate American song composers. Works by Copland, Barber, Bonds, and many more show off the unique sound and heritage of American music, illustrating love and loss, nature and seasons, and a bit of silliness (selections from I Hate Music! A Cycle of Kid Songs by Leonard Bernstein). Program
Student Recital - Ashley Baucom, flute: Sunday, March 26⋅12:00 – 1:00pm, Schaffel Recital Hall - Program
The Appalachian Symphony Band & The Appalachian Wind Ensemble: Sunday, March 26⋅2:00 – 3:30pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Just a few of the pieces on the program are On the Chippewa (2022), a vision of vacation by Jack Nesser (b. 2005), winner of the HSOM’s High School Composition Competition; Omar Thomas’s brooding arrangement of Shenandoah; the long-lost Foshay Tower Washington Memorial march (1929/1988) by John Philip Sousa, ed. Daniel Dorff; Some Treasures are Heavy with Human Tears (2021), a reflection on grief by John Mackey; and Morton Gould’s American Salute (When Johnny Comes Marching Home). Program and Program Notes
Student Recital - T. Critchfield, flute: Sunday, March 26⋅6:00 – 7:00pm
Flute Guest Recital - Allison Loggins-Hull: *DATE CHANGE* Monday, March 27⋅8:00 – 9:00pm, Rosen Concert Hall
Allison Loggins-Hull is a “powerhouse” (The Washington Post) flutist, composer, and producer whose work defies classification and has been described as “evocative” by The Wall Street Journal. She has been associated with acts across the spectrum of popular and classical music including Flutronix, Hans Zimmer, Lizzo, Imani Winds, Alarm Will Sound, the International Contemporary Ensemble, Alicia Hall Moran, and Jason Moran. Her music is resonant with social and political themes of the current moment, encompassing motherhood, Blackness, and cultural identity. Loggins-Hull and Nathalie Joachim co-founded the critically acclaimed duo Flutronix, which has been praised by The Wall Street Journal for being able “to redefine the instrument” and for “redefining the flute and modernizing its sound by hauling it squarely into the world of popular music” (MTV).See her complete bio here. At this concert, Loggins-Hull will be performing some of her own works and other works for flute and electronics. Loggins-Hull will be visiting Appalachian State University as part of the University Forum Committee Speaker Series.
Clarinet Ensemble: Tuesday, March 28⋅6:00 – 7:00pm, Rosen Concert Hall - Program
Saxophone Guest Recital - Jeffrey Siegfried: Wednesday, March 29⋅6:00 – 7:00pm, Rosen Concert Hall / Saxophonist Jeff Siegfried combines a “rich, vibrant tone” (South Florida Classical Review) with “beautiful and delicate playing” (Michael Tilson Thomas) to deliver “showstopper performances” (Peninsula Reviews). Hailed for his “quicksilver” interpretations (I Care if You Listen), Siegfried has become an important voice in his generation of concert saxophonists. (Bio at wvu.edu)
Woodwind Chamber Ensembles: Wednesday, March 29⋅8:00 – 9:30pm, Rosen Concert Hall
GUITARFEST - March 31 - April 2: Register for a weekend of guitar excellence or purchase admission to one of our world-class guest artists' concerts!
Appalachian GuitarFest Information - Purchase concert admission or register here! Advance purchase required.
App State students, faculty, and staff will be admitted to GuitarFest concerts for free by showing their AppCard.
- Friday, March 31, 7:30 PM: Opening Concert with Adam Kossler and Scott Borg, Rosen Concert Hall - Admission $30 (register in advance) or included with full registration - not live-streamed
- Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM: Concert with Maya Loncar and Austin Wahl, Rosen Concert Hall - Admission $30 (register in advance) or included with full registration - not live-streamed
- Sunday, April 2, 1:00 PM: Open Division Competition Finals, Schaffel Recital Hall - Admission $30 (register in advance) or included with full registration - not live-streamed
- Interested visitors may register to observe one masterclass instead of a concert if desired.
Student Recital - Sofi Rohlman and Tristan Ream, voice: Sunday, April 2, 6 - 7 PM, Schaffel Recital Hall
Student Recital - Chris Mayhew: Sunday, April 2, 8 - 9 PM, Rosen Concert Hall
Brass Chamber Ensembles: Monday, April 3, 8 - 9 PM, Rosen Concert Hall
A Faculty Gala: Celebrating the Seasons: Tuesday, April 4, 8 - 9:30 PM, Rosen Concert Hall
Hayes School of Music faculty will perform chamber pieces for piano, harp, bassoon, and clarinet that evoke the sounds of the seasons. Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Schumann, Sinding, and Kosma… can you guess which of these composers’ famous pieces fit the theme? Donations will be accepted to support Western Youth Network, an organization that nurtures and empowers children and teens so that they live healthy, engaged, and fulfilled lives. Help create a new season in the lives of local youth!
Student Recital - Casey Wood, tuba: Wednesday, April 5, 6 - 7 PM, Rosen Concert Hall
Jazz Ensembles I & II: Wednesday, April 5, 8 - 9:30 PM, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Student Recital - Jason Wise: Thursday, April 6, 6 - 7 PM, Rosen Concert Hall