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Feb. 1, 2007

Newest Member Of Canadian Brass Will Be Guest At UI Feb. 14

The duo of Bernhard Scully, horn, and Joanne Minnetti, piano, will present a free University of Iowa guest recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Newly appointed, and currently the youngest member of the world renowned Canadian Brass, Scully has already performed in 16 countries on three separate continents, and recorded two CDs and a music video with the group. He was described as a "top-notch" addition to the group in the Washington Post, and critic Peter Bale admired "the robust sound of horn player Bernhard Scully (who was) technically secure throughout the evening."

Scully's recital Feb. 14 will include traditional concert repertoire for horn and piano as well as some virtuoso challenges that are more off the beaten path -- including an arrangement for horn of a Bach solo cello suite.

The complete program will be:

-- Beethoven's Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, op. 17;

-- three pieces for horn and piano by Rheinhold Gliere

-- "En Foret" (In the forest), a virtuoso piece by Eugene Bozza that mixes traditional hunting calls with themes from sacred chant, trills and glissandos;

-- the arrangement of J.S. Bach's Suite No. 1 in C major for unaccompanied cello, S1007;

-- "Elegy" by Francis Poulenc;

-- "Jazz Set" for solo horn
 by Douglas Hill; and

-- Camille Saint Saens's "Morceau de Concert" (Concert piece).

Scully has performed with the New York Philharmonic brass section, the Philadelphia Orchestra brass section, the Detroit Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, National
 Arts Centre Orchestra and many others. He has given master classes all over the world to thousands of students, and is on faculty at the Music Academy of the West and the Eastman Music School Summer Brass Quintet Seminar.

In 2004, Scully was the only American invited to participate in the Geneva International Horn Competition. He has participated in many summer music festivals,
performs often as a soloist, and enjoys composing and improvising music as well. For more information see:

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072; cell: 319-541-2846;

A PHOTO of Scully may be downloaded at