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Aug. 17, 2014
Dr. William Richardson, professor of music at Northwest Missouri State University, will present a Labor Day faculty trumpet recital to kick off the Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ 2014-2015 performance season.
The recital is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, in the Charles Johnson Theater at Northwest’s Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. It is free and open to the public.
Sharing the stage with Richardson will be Northwest faculty members Dr. Charles Badami on piano, Dr. Chris Gibson on clarinet and Dr. Katy Strickland on timpani. Featured performers include former Northwest students Christie Ottinger singing soprano and Burke Shouse and Abby Palmer on trumpet. Current Northwest students Ally Hilden, Anne Varner, Erin McLaughlin, Jordan Andrews, Daniel Bates and Mark Ludwig also will perform.
“I’m really excited to share the stage with so many talented musicians this year,” Richardson said. “This concert features the trumpet in small group settings, which is different from the trumpet-piano combination in more traditional recital settings. From Handel to Hoagy Carmichael, our chosen repertoire is quite diverse, and I’m confident that audiences will enjoy the performance.”
A member of the St. Joseph Symphony and the Bell Tower Brass, Richardson teaches trumpet, directs the Northwest Jazz Ensembles, and teaches various music courses at the University. He joined the Northwest faculty in 1999.
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