Sept. 28, 2009
Wind Symphony, Vining present Oct. 4 metal-themed concert
The Northwest Wind Symphony under the direction of Carl A. Kling, director of bands, will perform a concert with David Vining, trombone guest soloist, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in the Mary Linn Auditorium of the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.
The metal-themed program will include a 2002 arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Jack Stamp; "Canzona Noni Toni a 8" by Giovanni Gabrieli; "Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo," by Malcom Arnold; "Symphony No. 17, Op. 203 for Metal Orchestra" by Alan Hovhaness; and "Tempered Steel" by Charles Rochester Young. In addition, Vining will perform a Nat King Cole medley and "Blue Bells of Scotland" by Arthur Pryor.
In addition, Vining will present a guest trombone recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building's Charles Johnson Theater.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Currently a professor of trombone and euphonium at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., Vining also has served on the faculties of the University of Kansas, the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music and Temple University. Vining is a popular clinician, presenting clinics and workshops throughout the country as a clinician for Conn-Selmer Musical Instruments. He has made presentations at the National Association of College Wind the Percussion Instructors' National Conference and the International Trombone Festival, among others. As trombonist with the Chestnut Brass Company from 1985 to 1990, Vining toured the United Stated and Europe performing recitals, master classes and concerts with orchestras. He holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and Florida State University and is the author of the best-selling method book "Daily Routines for Trombone" and "What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body" in addition to several other books for trombone.
Kling joined the Northwest Department of Music faculty in 2004 as director of bands and serves as director of the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Northwest Orchestra and the Bearcat Marching Band. He also is the faculty adviser and administrator of the Northwest Pep Band. In addition, he teaches courses in conducting, composition and arranging and marching band techniques. Kling has presented performances in London, England, for the 2008 New Year's Celebration, the Nebraska Music Educators Association in 2007 and served as a guest conductor for many Missouri District Honor Bands. He recently completed coursework for his doctoral degree in wind conducting from Indiana University. As an active clinician, Kling has worked with top concert and marching ensembles in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas.
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