Cameron College’s Lucas Kaspar, assistant professor of music, will current his debut college recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday within the College Theatre.
Kaspar, who holds a doctorate in trombone efficiency, will current a number of up to date alternatives on the bass trombone. He shall be joined harpist Chelsea Bushong, vocalist Sandy Greene and saxophonist J.D. Little.
The recital will open with “Capriccio,” composed by Krzysztof Penderecki in 1980. Though composed for solo tuba, Kaspar will carry out an association for bass trombone.
“The piece makes use of the acute registers of the bass trombone and consists of many giant leaps and quick passages,” Kaspar says.
“Capriccio” shall be adopted by “Alien Loop de Loops,” composed by Howard Buss for solo trombone and digital recording in 2015. Kaspar explains that the digital recording features a mixture of conventional devices and electrical results and is meant to emulate the sounds one could hear at an Alien Plane Present.
“After I heard ‘Alien Loop de Loops,’ I used to be instantly drawn in direction of the accompaniment observe which makes use of a mix of digital sound results and conventional devices,” Kaspar mentioned. “There are occasions throughout the composition when the trombonist is required to provide alien space-craft sound results by turning the mouthpiece the wrong way up whereas hissing and blowing by means of the instrument.”
He guarantees that the type of “Alien Loop de Loops” could be very completely different from the rest he’ll be performing throughout the recital.
Kaspar shall be joined by vocalist Sandy Greene for “Galgenlieder,” a 1992 composition by Jan Koetsier.
“I found ‘Galgenlieder;’ after I was writing my doctoral dissertation, ‘The Bass Trombonist’s Information to the Tuba Repertoire,’ Kaspar mentioned. “I fell in love with the unusual textual content and tonal ambiguity that Koetsier used.”
J.D. Little will be a part of Kaspar on saxophone for “Duo for Alto Saxophone and Bass Trombone,” composed in 2011 however unknown to Kaspar till Fall 2020.
“I’ve at all times loved the mixed tone colours of the bass trombone and saxophone,” Kaspar mentioned. “Cameron College’s Dr. J.D. Little is a superb saxophonist, so I needed to discover a piece that may characteristic his expertise, whereas additionally enriching and difficult each of us in a chamber setting.”
To shut the recital, Kaspar shall be joined by harpist Chelsea Bushong for “Zoom,” a bit composed by Howard Buss in 2001 particularly for bass trombone and harp.
“I final carried out ‘Zoom’ throughout my grasp’s recital in 2012 and have been eagerly ready for an additional alternative to carry out the piece. After I first heard ‘Zoom’ in 2001, I used to be intrigued by the technically difficult low register Buss employed for the bass trombone and the atypical aggressive harp taking part in.”
Kaspar is an assistant professor of low brass and live performance band. He earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts diploma from The Ohio State College in 2018 and a Grasp of Music diploma from The College of Alabama in 2013.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for senior residents, Okay-12 college students and members of the army. Cameron college students, college and employees are admitted free with legitimate ID. On account of COVID-19 precautions, seating is restricted. To make sure a seat, please name 581-2346.