Alumni Recital: Christopher Davis
January 21, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will present an
alumni recital featuring Christopher Davis (’04) on trombone at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
Feb. 2 in Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).
The recital is free and open to the public.
Christopher Davis is the former bass trombonist of the New World Symphony, under
the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. He has performed with many orchestras and
is also the 2009 co-winner of the Minnesota Orchestra Zellmer Trombone Competition
and a past finalist of the ITA Van Haney and Yaxley competitions. Christopher has
also been awarded the African American Fellowship with the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Davis will perform “Variations on Barnacle Bill, the Sailor” by Carson Robinson and
Frank Luther, arranged by Steven Frank; “Songs of a Wayfarer” by Gustav Mahler, arranged
by Barnaby Kerekes; John Ernest Galliard’s Sonata No. 5 in D Minor for Bassoon; Eugene
Bozza’s “New Orleans;” and the world premiere of L. Scott Price’s “Dance, Aria, and
Fantasia for Solo Bass Trombone.”
For additional information contact the School of Music office at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Monica Piotrowski ’10, (309) 556-3181