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This exciting program will feature new orchestral reductions of two concertos written for Professor Lusk, along with the premiere of a new work for two trombones and piano.
The first concerto is entitled “Journey” and was composed by Kim Scharnberg. The work was premiered here at Penn State in 2010 with the Penn State Philharmonic under the direction of Professor Gerardo Edelstein. The second concerto is a double concerto for trumpet and trombone with orchestra. The”Caribbean Sounds Suite” was written by the legendary Cuban composer, Daniel Guzman and premiered in Cuba in 2015. These exciting arrangements will be performed by Kathy Gattuso Cinatl, Maeve Berry, Bobby Leidhecker and fellow Penn state faculty member, Marko Marcinko.
The concert will also feature the premiere of a new work commissioned the Collegiate Commissions Project and Penn State alum, Dr. Erik Shinn. “Toward Eternity” by James Naigus is a new work for tenor trombone, bass trombone and piano. Dr. Shinn will join Professor Lusk and pianist, Kathy Gattuso Cinatl as a guest soloist.
This recital is a benchmark in a long tradition of performances presented in the first days of each semester specifically The Penn State music community and especially the members of the Penn State. trombone studio. The series is designed establish a musical standard as applied studies for the upcoming semester. Numerous guest artists, alumni, faculty and students have been involved in these recitals over the last 33 years, and this recital will be no different.