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Duo to present trumpet recital in AU’s Miller Theater
9/07/11

Alfred University Professor Christopher Foster and Allegheny College Professor Jennifer Dearden will present a trumpet recital at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Miller Theater on the AU campus. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Foster and Dearden will perform duets including "Fanfare for a New Theater" by Igor Stravinsky and Antonio Vivaldi’s "Concerto for Two Trumpets."

Foster will also perform "Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, " a contemporary three-movement piece by Eric Ewazan, and "Nightsongs" by Richard Peaslee.

Dearden will perform Haydn’s "Concerto for Trumpet in Eb" and "Caprice" by Joseph Turrin.
Foster is the director of Bands and assistant professor of music at Alfred University. He directs the Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Brass Choir, and teaches music theory and wind instrument lessons.

Foster holds a doctor of musical arts: performance from the University of North Texas, as well as a master of music: performance from the University of Nevada in Reno.

Dearden is an assistant professor of music at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa. She also holds a doctor of musical arts from the University of North Texas, and she earned a master of music at Florida State University.

Alec Tien, artist-in-residence at Allegheny College, will accompany Foster and Dearden on piano.