Concert Band Features Brattleboro Trombonist
KEENE, N.H. 3/11/02 - The Keene State College Concert Band, under the direction of Professor Douglas Nelson, will perform its final concert of the season on Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 for KSC students, senior citizens, and youth 17 and under. Call the Box Office at 603-358-2168.
The concert’s featured soloist will be trombonist Christopher Hayes, a 1983 graduate of Brattleboro Union High School and former private student of Professor Nelson. Dr. Hayes is now the assistant professor of trombone at Ohio University and is a soloist and clinician sponsored by United Musical Instruments.
Dr. Hayes will perform Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson’s “Concertino for Trombone” and Sammy Nestico’s “Reflective Mood.” He will be joined by KSC trumpet instructor Daniel Farina to perform the trumpet-trombone duet, “Cousins” by Herbert L. Clarke.
Other highlights of the concert will include Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Procession of the Nobles,” Frank Ticheli’s “An American Elegy,” Johan de Meij’s “Lord of the Rings (Gandalf),” and Alfred Reed’s energetic “Hounds of Spring.”
Student conductor Jung Jin Choi, a senior music major from Chesterfield, will lead the band through Larry Daehn’s “As Summer was Just Beginning,” composed in memory of actor James Dean.
In addition to conducting the KSC Concert Band, Nelson is a professor of music at Keene State, where he serves as chair of the Music Department and teaches classes in music education. He is frequently called upon as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician throughout New England. He has conducted seven concert tours of Europe with the New England Ambassadors of Music.