Some of Friends University’s finest faculty talent will perform in the Faculty Brass Quintet concert at 7:30 p.m. April 18 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium.
The quintet is comprised of brass instrument teaching faculty at Friends University, including Dr. Gary Leopold on trumpet, Denise Kintzel on horn, Steve Slater on trombone, Dr. John Taylor on tuba and Dana Hamant on trumpet.
“This concert will be unique in that some of the concert will feature music for brass sextet. This is the brass quintet with a euphonium player added to the group,” Dr. Taylor said.
Dr. Timothy Shade, euphonium, will join the Faculty Brass Quintet for this concert. Dr. Shade teaches in the Music Department at Bethel College in Newton. Dr. Shade will perform several selections that he has arranged for euphonium solo with brass quintet accompaniment. He will also join the Faculty Brass Quintet to perform several selections arranged for brass sextet.
“Dr. Shade is a remarkable euphonium player,” Dr. Taylor said. “He holds the DMA degree in euphonium performance from the University of Miami in Florida. Dr. Shade joined Bethel College several years ago, and we have done several projects together. This past fall, Dr. Shade and I performed a joint faculty recital, which we performed here at Friends University and at Bethel College. Dr. Shade is playing two remarkable solos that will feature his musical abilities and his great technique.”
The concert is free and open to the public. For information on this event or any other fine arts event at Friends University, contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.