GEORGETOWN, KY – The Georgetown College Department of Music continues its Noteworthy Faculty and Guest Artist Concert Series with a Cornet Ensemble, Thursday, February 28, at 8 p.m. in John L. Hill Chapel. It is free and open to the public.
Cornetist and trumpeter, H.M. Lewis, Professor of Music and a well-known authority on the history of the instruments, will be joined by Dr. Raquel Rodriquez, Assistant Professor of Music and trumpet instructor at Northern Kentucky University; Andrea Adams, Principal Cornet of the Lexington Brass Band; and Wayne Collier, local attorney and active performing trumpeter. The cornetists will be assisted by Dr. Victoria Tsangari, pianist and adjunct professor of music at Georgetown College.
Music selections will be from the 17th century to the mid-20th century, an era commonly thought of as the “Golden Age of Bands” (C. 1880-1930). Most band concerts during that time would feature either a cornet solo, or a duet or trio for two or three of the most accomplished musicians in the band.
The duets and trios to be presented on Thursday’s program were written by some of the best soloists of their day, for themselves and their colleagues. Composers include Herbert L. Clarke and Walter M. Smith (soloists with Sousa’s Band), Erik Leidzèn (well-known band composer and arranger), T.V. Short (band composer and cornet soloist), Victor Herbert (famous composer of operettas), and Leroy Anderson (composer and arranger for the Boston Pops Orchestra).
For further information, contact Dr. H. M. Lewis at (502) 863 8118 or (502) 542-3101, or email HM_Lewis@georgetowncollege.edu.