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Brass Arts Unlimited is pleased to exhibit once again at Horn Day! on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA. More information and registration HERE.
This year’s event will be Saturday, November 9 from 8:00 – 5:00PM and held again at George Mason’s DeLaski Performing Arts Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Horn Day! is a mini horn convention free to enthusiasts of all ages.
The DC metropolitan area probably has more hornists than anywhere else in the world due to the SIX military bands based here and the numerous professional and non-professional musical orchestras and ensembles in the region. Capital Horns, an amateur horn ensemble has over 70 members! Invitations will be sent out to all the schools in the region.
Horn Day! is horn central in the DC area for one day, Saturday, November 9.
This year’s featured guest is National Symphony Orchestra’s Associate Principal Horn, Laurel Ohlson. She will be performing, teaching a masterclass, and leading a gathering of alphorns! Additional performers include James Nickel and Amy Horn as soloists with Capital Horns conducted by noted educator and hornist Jeff Bianchi. Other notable hornists participating include Ken Bell who will share secrets to his multifaceted career, lexicographer Nielsen Dalley who will offer insights about Mozart’s hornist muses, and Sylvia Alimena, who will conduct attendees and guests in a final thrilling concert including alphorns!
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Tèarmunn is a Scottish Gaelic word for sanctuary or refuge. Like several of the composer’s recent pieces, this began as an exploration of the physical characteristics of the instruments involved (both are metal and based around the pitch-class F, in this case). However, during the composition it began to develop a modal and melancholic character.
Adam Scott Neal is a composer whose primary inspiration is the technology of music — from traditional instruments to computers, electronics, and toys. His pieces reflect both the physical and sonic properties of instruments, as well as their shifting meanings in music and culture. Recognized as “exquisitely crafted,” Adam’s music “draws the listener inward, encouraging intimate dialogue” (Creative Loafing). His aesthetic is post-minimal, drawing from influences such as Claude Debussy, Brian Eno, Morton Feldman, David Lang, Steve Roden, and Anton Webern.
Adam earned a PhD at the University of Florida and previous degrees at Queen’s University Belfast and Georgia State University. Adam has enjoyed over 200 performances of his music in 10 countries. Groups for which he has composed include Bent Frequency, Beo String Quartet, Chamber Cartel, Iktus Percussion, and loadbang. His work also shows up regularly on acronymic conferences and festivals such as EMM, IHS, LAC, NACUSA, NYCEMF, SCI, and SEAMUS.
I am back at the repair bench! Thanks to all for your patience while I recovered from surgery. I have a little more healing to do, but I am ready for almost everything that comes in.
All is going well following my surgery, and the doctor has okayed me to return to work on Monday, May 20. Some work may be delayed or refused if it requires too much strenuous exertion, but most of what I can do in the shop will be able to be done without restriction. I look forward to helping return your brass instrument to it's best condition, as I continue to heal and return to my best condition.
Fanfare, in Eb major for horn choir in four parts, was written for Randall Faust and the Western Illinois University Horn Institute, and the 41st Internation Horn Symposium, hosted at WIU. It was originally performed at the end of the opening ceremony for the symposium. A straight-forward majestic fanfare, it is perfect as an opening flourish in an ensemble concert.
Robert Palmer has studied with Michelle Stebleton at the Florida State University College of Music as a brass performance Doctor of Music student. Prior to starting at FSU, he spent two and a half years as the Director of Athletic Bands at Alderson Broaddus University. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Composition and horn performance from Western Illinois University, where he studied with Randall Faust and Lee Kessinger on horn, and Paul Paccione, James Caldwell, and James Romig in composition.
Photocopying of parts is allowed for horn choir performance provided original score and parts are on stands during performance and provided that photocopies are not distributed to anyone other than original purchaser.
$13, print edition.