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February 2009

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ASU to Host Guest Professors Music Recital

Three music professors from Oklahoma State University will perform a recital featuring standard works of brass literature by mainstream 20th Century composers Thursday, Feb. 19, at Angelo State University.

The 7:30 p.m. recital in the Eldon U. Black Recital Hall is open free to the public. The recital hall is located inside the Carr EFA Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

Performing the recital will be Dr. Jonathan Martin, trumpet; Paul Compton, trombone; and Dr. Laura Talbott, violin, along with guest pianist Gail Novak from Mesa, Ariz. Works on the program are by Paul Hindemith, Henri Tomasi, Eric Ewazen and Joseph Turrin.

Martin has been principal trumpet with the Lexington, Ky., Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of three Kentucky symphonies. He has also performed with other orchestras and with well-known groups and artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, Lou Rawls and others.

Before his appointment at OSU, Martin was professor of trumpet and jazz at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., where he taught trumpet and jazz for eight years.

Compton previously taught at North Central Texas College and the University of North Texas and performed as a soloist with the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” University of New Mexico Wind Symphony, Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra and others.

Talbott has performed with the New Hampshire Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, among others. She is assistant professor of violin and viola at OSU and previously taught at Boston University and in other music programs.

Novak has performed both nationally and internationally. She often plays at Arizona State University and in the Phoenix area averaging more than 80 recitals a year.

For more information, call the ASU Department of Art and Music at 942-2085 or go to www.angelo.edu/dept/artmusic. More information on Brass at ASU is available at www.angelo.edu/faculty/jirish/ASUBrass.