Peter Wood, Faculty Trumpet Recital March 8 at Laidlaw

Posted on March 4, 2016 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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Dr. Peter Wood

On Tuesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Peter Wood will perform a faculty trumpet recital in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. With the collaboration of pianist Jasmin Arakawa, bassoonist Rebecca Mindock, and soprano Joyce Sylvester, Wood will perform a program of all-Baroque trumpet music, the culmination of the research that he performed during his fall-semester sabbatical leave from the university. In August 2015, Wood traveled to Bloomington, Indiana to attend the International Natural Trumpet Making Workshop, where he built a Baroque natural (valveless) trumpet, a copy of a trumpet from 1632 that is currently held in a museum in Munich, Germany, using historical instrument construction techniques. He then spent the fall semester learning to play the instrument and taking lessons with experts in the field of historical performance practice.

The program will include works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Torelli, Scarlatti, and Viviani, and Wood will perform not only on his newly constructed natural trumpet, but also on the modern piccolo trumpet. He will explain the process used to build the instrument and will discuss the differences between historical and modern performance practice.

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.

About the soloist

Dr. Peter Wood serves as Professor of Trumpet at the University of South Alabama and is the Publications Editor and member of the Board of Directors for the International Trumpet Guild. He plays trumpet in the Mobile Symphony and has performed on four continents in a wide variety of solo, chamber, jazz, and orchestral settings. A regular faculty member for the International Trumpet Symposium in Ronzo-Chienis, Italy, he has performed at conferences of the International Trumpet Guild, the College Music Society, and the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States, as well as at the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival in Gainesville. He has played recitals and taught master classes at colleges and universities throughout the United States and has recorded solo CDs in the U.S. and Italy on the MSR Classics and Beauport Classical labels.

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Peter Wood
Department of Music
LPAC 1150
University of South Alabama
(251) 460-7821 work


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