Rebecca Mindock, Faculty Double Reed Recital at Laidlaw October 31 (Halloween!)

Posted on October 26, 2015 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Rebecca Mindock Faculty Double Reed Recital on Halloween!

The University of South Alabama Department of Music will present Dr. Rebecca Mindock's faculty double reed recital on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Appropriate to the holiday, this program will feature music based on poetry and literature with dark and monstrous themes, for all four primary orchestral double reed instruments: oboe, English horn, bassoon, and contrabassoon.

Dr. Mindock will be joined by fellow USA faculty members Dr. Thomas Rowell and Dr. Jasmin Arakawa to perform a setting of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" for tenor, English horn, and piano, composed by Christopher Stanichar. Dr. Rowell will also join Dr. Mindock in a performance of John Falcone's "Jabberwocky Jam" for bassoon and narrator, featuring the original poem by Lewis Carroll from Through the Looking Glass, his sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Dr. Mindock will perform two pieces for contrabassoon: "Glaurung" by Ryan Hare, based on the first terrestrial fire-breathing dragon of Middle Earth from J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion, and "Leviathan" by Ruth Gipps, based on the biblical sea monster. The program will also include Camille Saint-Saens's virtuoso showpiece "Danse Macabre," adapted by Dr. Mindock for oboe and piano.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only.  Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only).  Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw?  Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center."  We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event!  Call (251) 460-7116 or email  Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert!  (Pass Holders only please!  Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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