Sept. 27, 30: Vocals, brass highlight faculty concerts

en-chamade-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Vocals and brass will be showcased in two concerts in the Washington State University Faculty Artist Series, which raises funds for School of Music student scholarships.

Tickets will be available in the lobby 30 minutes before concert time. They are free for WSU students with ID, $10 general admission and $5 for non-WSU students and seniors 60 and older.

Julie Wieck, left, and Karen Savage. At top, Dave Turnbull and Jill Schneider.

“A Woman’s Love and Life” will be depicted in song by Julie Anne Wieck, soprano, and Karen Savage, piano, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Bryan Hall. The program will include: Robert Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und Leben,” which portrays a woman’s journey through young love, marriage, child rearing and widowhood; “Songs from Letters: Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey, 1880-1902,” by American contemporary composer Libby Larsen; and art songs by Vincenzo Bellini and Camille Saint-Saëns.

The trumpet and organ duo En Chamade will perform with the Faculty Brass Quintet at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Bryan Hall. En Chamade (David Turnbull on trumpet and Jill Schneider on organ) will present renaissance, baroque and 21st century music and will close with an arrangement of “Danny Boy.”

The brass quintet (Turnbull and Matthew Glover on trumpet, Martin King on horn, Sarah Miller on trombone and Christopher Dickey on tuba) will accompany Wieck as she sings Anthony Plog’s “Four Sierra Scenes.” The quintet also will perform Michael Forbes’ “Four Miniatures” and will join Schneider to finish with Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s “Nun danket alle Gott.”

Information about upcoming Faculty Artist Series concerts can be found at


Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148,