Feb. 20: Music from West Side, Eastern Europe performed

fac-art-series-220PULLMAN, Wash. – A brass concert will showcase selections from Broadway’s “West Side Story” and Eastern European music composed by American Eric Ewazen at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in Bryan Hall as part of the Faculty Artist Series at Washington State University.

Proceeds from the series benefit the School of Music scholarship fund. Visit http://libarts.wsu.edu/music/artistseries.htm for a complete schedule.

WSU Brass Quintet: Faculty members, from left, David Turnbull, trumpet; Matthew Aubin, horn; Chris Dickey, euphonium; Denise Snider, trombone; and Chris Wurst, trumpet.

Tickets will be for sale in the lobby 30 minutes before the concert. They are free to WSU students with ID. The cost is $10 general admission and $5 for non-WSU students and those age 60+.

The WSU Brass Quintet will play Ewazen’s “Balkanika: Four Scenes from the Balkans.” The four movements celebrate the composer’s love of Eastern European music, dance and food, with inspirations ranging from his father’s Ukrainian dancing to a favorite restaurant in New York City.

The quintet also will perform Jack Gale’s arrangement of eight pieces from Leonard Bernstein’s musical “West Side Story,” including favorites “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”


David Turnbull, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4243, turnbull@mail.wsu.edu
Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148, sandra_albers@wsu.edu