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March 2004

Release Date: March 2, 2004

ASU Trumpet, Piano Faculty to Offer Joint Recital March 11

Drs. John Irish and David Curtin, both members of the Angelo State University music faculty, will perform a joint recital of trumpet and piano music Thursday, March 11, at the First United Methodist Church in downtown San Angelo

The free public musical program will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in the church at 37 E. Beauregard. The performance will include works by a variety of composers in an engaging mixture of styles that will feature both instruments. Music by Texan composers Kent Kennan and Fisher Tull will be offered in addition to other selections from Chopin, Martinu, Gershwin and Charlier.

Irish, now in his fifth year at ASU, is principal trumpet of the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra. His career includes a wide variety of performance experiences in the orchestral, wind band, chamber, jazz and commercial venues. Prior to his position in San Angelo, he taught at St. Mary's University in San Antonio and Wittenberg University in Ohio.

He performed in all 50 states during his time with the U.S. Air Force Band and Music program. His formal training is from the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he received his doctorate in 1998.

Now in his fourth year at ASU, Curtin has played piano with orchestras in the U.S. and Korea and has given a solo recital in London. He has won piano competitions in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Recently, he performed as a soloist with the Ohio Valley Symphony and for the East Mountain Artist series in Albuquerque, N.M.

Curtin's education includes the doctor of musical arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, master of music from the University of Louisville and a bachelor of music and bachelor of arts in English from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.

For more information on the recital, contact the ASU Department of Art and Music at 942-2085.