Tuba/euphonium quartet to play free concert

The Four Horsemen Tuba/Euphonium Quartet will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church at 513 10th St. in Huntington.

“The quartet joined to perform fresh, enlivened interpretations of standard quartet repertoire, as well as to introduce audiences to exciting original music and new transcriptions,” said Dr. George Palton, who teaches tuba and euphonium at Marshall.

The group originated as a student ensemble; its members were undergraduate and graduate musicians under the tutelage of Dr. Skip Gray at the University of Kentucky. Through many reincarnations, the quartet performed frequently throughout central Kentucky and in chamber music competitions.

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Former Blue Man Group music director joins faculty

A new visiting assistant professor of music with the MU College of Arts and Media, Nolan is one of just more than 100 new hires at Marshall this fall, and chances are he’s got one of the most “colorful” pasts.

The young educator and drummer has spent the past five years as a resident music director, drummer and percussionist with the world famous Blue Man Group.


Adjunct to offer tuba concert

Dr. George Palton, adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium at Marshall University, will perform a solo tuba recital with pianist Mary Beth Norman at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Jomie Jazz Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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Award-winning pianist to perform

Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre will present American pianist Bobby Mitchell in a guest artist solo recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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Internationally renowned flute virtuoso to give master class

As a prelude to internationally renowned flute virtuoso Jean Ferrandis’ debut appearance with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre will host a flute master class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Jomie Jazz Forum on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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New music lecture series starts Monday, Sept. 28; first topic is Beethoven

Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre will launch a new music lecture series, MUsic Mondays, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave., Huntington. The fall series, titled “The Path to the New Music,” will investigate the influence of philosophical thought, art and literature, and scientific theory on music from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Internationally recognized saxophonist to perform free concert

Internationally renowned performer and teacher of the saxophone, Dr. Douglas Masek, will conclude a residency at Marshall University this month with a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Jomie Jazz Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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