Trumpet Showcase Set for May 1

The Department of Music will present the Truman Trumpet Showcase at 6 p.m. May 1 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

The first half of the performance will include five selected soloists. Hannah Weibert, along with Byunghee Yoo, collaborative pianist, will perform “Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano” by Carl Alexius. Sarah Wilson, also with Yoo, will perform “Pavane pour une infant défunte” by Maurice Ravel. Michael Bunchman, collaborative pianist and coordinator, will join Nick Wollenberg, Justin Schaedler and Alex Sutton on sonatas by Halsey Stevens, Eric Ewazen and Paul Hindemith.

Following the soloists, the concert will feature the well-known “Die Bänkelsängerlieder” by Joseph Pappas, along with pieces by Benjamin Britten and Kim André Arnesen. Aresen’s piece, “Even When He is Silent,” will showcase a four-part female a cappella based on a text scratched into a prison wall during the Holocaust:

I believe in the sun
Even when it’s not shining;
I believe in love,
Even when I feel it not;
I believe in God
Even when He is silent.

The concert will be free and open to the public.

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