School of Music to present ‘Music from France’ piano-trombone recital

The Marshall University School of Music will present “Music from France,” featuring faculty trombonist Dr. Michael Stroeher and faculty pianist Dr. Johan Botes. The recital begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in Smith Recital Hall.

They will perform an all-French program, including music from Henri Tomasi, Darius Milhaud and Camille Saint-Saens.

“This music should appeal to almost everybody,” Stroeher said. “Tomasi and Milhaud were very much influenced by American jazz — Tomasi, especially, by Tommy Dorsey — and the Saint-Saens is a light piece of Romantic ear-candy.”

The recital is free and open to all.