Brooke Speake to Present Senior Trumpet Recital at FSU
Frostburg State University trumpeter Brooke Speake will present her senior recital on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. She will be accompanied by Dr. Sean Beachy on piano. The event is free and open to the public.
Speake will play two pieces by Italian composers. Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Two Trumpets” starts very fanfare-like in the first movement, exchanging the melody between the two trumpets. The second movement is a lyrical contrast that bridges the flashy first and third movements. The concerto ends with a contrasting fanfare-like section. “La Luna” by Guido Morni was originally written for voice and piano in the opera “Una Odissea.” The piece was arranged for English horn and marimba by oboist Bart Schneemann but has been transcribed for trumpet and marimba for this performance.
Speake will also present pieces by Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Bruce Broughton, Eric Ewazen and Carson P. Cooman.
Guest performers will include Evan Schutz on trumpet, Hunter Martin on bass trombone, Tanika Henry on tenor saxophone and Robert O’Neal on marimba.
As a student in the Department of Music, Speake has been instructed by Brent Madsen and Dereck Scott. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Women’s Music Fraternity and made the Dean’s List in spring 2012. Speake anticipates graduating in May of 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in music education, after which she wishes to become a music teacher at the elementary, secondary or collegiate level. Speake is the daughter of Paddie Speake Stavely of Burtonsville, Md., and graduated from James Hubert Blake High School in May 2008.
For more information, contact the Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg