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Release: Oct. 11, 2002
GREENHOE WILL PERFORM LANDMARKS AND BON-BON ON OCT. 24 RECITAL
David Greenhoe will be joined by his University of Iowa faculty colleagues
Shari Rhoads, piano, and David Gier, trombone, for a program of landmark pieces
for trumpet, plus one added bon-bon, on a free recital at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.
The program will comprise five works: the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano from
1939 by Paul Hindemith; the Concerto for Trumpet from 1948 by Henri Tomasi;
the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano from 1955 by Peter Maxwell Davies; the Concertino
for Trumpet and Trombone from 1959 by Jacques Casterede; and Variations
on a theme from Norma by Bellini from the late 1800s by
Jean Baptiste Arban.
Greenhoe said his main purpose in choosing this program is to offer
performance of some very important, landmark kinds of pieces for the trumpet.
For example, the Hindemith Sonata is one of the most valued and stellar pieces
in the trumpet repertoire.
Of the other works, the Tomasi Concerto is one of the most demanding,
virtuosic pieces from the 20th-century French repertoire, the Davies is a
short but very intense serial piece from the British composer's early works,
and the Arban Variations, a gleaming example of mid- to late-19th century
saloon style writing for cornet a pistons (cornet with valves)
as the instrument was known then.
The Casterede Concertino doesnt particularly fit the pattern,
but is an added bon-bon programmed by virtue of its not-frequently-heard
status. For brass players familiar with the trombone repertoire, its
a re-worked version of his trombone Sonatina of 1958 with a few added twists.
Greenhoe has been on the faculty of the UI School of Music and the principal
trumpeter of the Quad City Symphony since 1979. He is also chair of the brass
area at the UI and plays first trumpet in the UI Iowa Brass Quintet. He is
active as a soloist and recitalist, and during summer seasons he performs
as solo trumpeter with the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Sinfonietta, a post he has held
Prior to coming to Iowa, Greenhoe was a member and soloist of The Presidents
Own -- the United States Marine Band in Washington D.C. -- and a member
of the music performance faculty at Ball State University in Indiana. He has
also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic
and the Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Philharmonic.
Greenhoe graduated from the Eastman School of Music and attended the National
Music Camp at Interlochen, Mich. His principal teachers were Clifford Lillya
of the University of Michigan, former Rochester Philharmonic principal trumpet
Sidney Mear, and former Philadelphia Orchestra principal trumpet Gilbert Johnson.
Rhoads joined the UI School of Music faculty in the fall of 2000. She earned
her degree in accompanying and has completed post-graduate studies in opera
coaching/conducting at the University of Southern California. Before arriving
at the UI she taught music history at the Musikhochschule (Music conservatory)
in Lucerne and the Conservatory of Lausanne in Switzerland. Rhoads has also
been Kapellmeister at the Lucerne Theater and conductor/coach at the opera
theater in Darmstadt, Germany. She was coach at the Barcelona and Madrid opera
Her accompanying credentials include recitals with Jose Carreras, Luis Lima
and Montserrat Caballe with whom she worked exclusively as coach/accompanist
and orchestrator. She has accompanied master classes with a number of renowned
artists including singer Gerard Souzay, cellist Lynn Harrell and violist William
Primrose, and served as staff accompanist for the Francesco Vinas (Barcelona,
Spain) and Munich International competitions.
A member of the UI music faculty since August 1995, Gier teaches trombone
and brass chamber music and performs with the Iowa Brass Quintet. A graduate
of Yale and the University of Michigan, he has taught at Baylor University
in Waco, Tex., and was principal trombone of the Waco and San Angelo (Tex.)
He has performed with numerous professional ensembles, including the New
Haven and Hartford symphonies, the New Orchestra of Westchester, Keith Brions
Peerless Sousa Band, and most recently, the Cedar Rapids and Quad City symphonies.
During the summer he serves as principal trombone of the Breckenridge (Colo.)
An active soloist, clinician and adjudicator, Gier has performed and presented
workshops at colleges, universities and professional conferences, including
the 1998 International Trombone Festival. He is chair of the International
Trombone Associations Competition Contest Committee.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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