Tennessee Tech University trombone professor Joshua Hauser will kick off the fall season of Trombones at Tech with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Bryan Fine Arts Building’s Wattenbarger Auditorium on campus.
The concert will feature a variety of works for alto and tenor trombones. It is free and open to the public.
Hauser’s faculty recital will include the assistance of Paul Thurmond, piano, and Greg Danner, horn, and it will acknowledge both the serious and the lighter sides of the trombone repertoire. Featuring works by Anthony DiLorenzo, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Brad Edwards and Jiggs Whigham, the performance will show the influence of songs, movie scores and jazz on trombone compositions.
Hauser will play DiLorenzo’s “Little Buckaroo,” which was written for trombone and orchestra to tell a story out of cowboy Westerns.
“If you close your eyes and picture an old-fashioned cowboy movie as you listen to the piece, you can see John Wayne riding across the plains into the sunset,” Hauser said.
Hauser will perform the “Queen of the Night” aria from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” on alto trombone. He and Danner will play traditional folk songs set for horn and trombone duo by Edwards. The concert will close with a suite for trombone and piano by Whigham, International Trombone Association president and jazz trombonist.