New Music Series to Host Guest Recital

August 24, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present “Sinister Resonance” as part of the New Music Series.  The guest recital will be held on Friday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).  All concerts given by the New Music Series are free and open to the public.

The recital will feature trombonist Mark Hetzler, keyboardist Vincent Fuh, electric and acoustic bassist Nick Moran, and Todd Hammes on drums, percussion and tabla.

Hetzler’s musical beginnings date back to 1980 when he would play his fathers trombone.  Today he is the associate professor of trombone at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet.  Hetzler completed his graduate studies at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Currently a pianist with the Oakwood Chamber Players, Fuh has performed with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Opera for the Young, a touring company specializing in opera performances at schools throughout the Midwest.  Fuh received a bachelor of arts degree in piano from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Moran has performed and recorded with many artists, including 2001 Grammy winner Roberto Vizcaino Guillot and hip hop legend DJ Kool Here.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awarded a prestigious McKnight Visiting Composer Residency from American Composer’s Forum in 2005, Hammes has utilized his musical talents in outreach programs and in assisted living situations.  He has studied Hindustani drumming since 1993 and holds a doctoral degree in the musical arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The recital will feature contemporary pieces by Henry Cowell, David P. Jones, and Meredith Monk among others.

For additional information contact the Illinois Wesleyan School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Sylvia Zukowski ‘12, (309) 556-3181