Music faculty to perform recital Sept. 16

Marshall University’s School of Music will present a faculty recital featuring trombonist Dr. Michael Stroeher and pianist Dr. Johan Botes at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Smith Recital Hall.

The two faculty members will perform the music of J.S. Bach, Vincenzo Bellini and Antonin Dvorak.  The concert will be a unique experience in that none of the pieces was written for trombone, Stroeher said.

“The Bach was originally for the flute, the Bellini for oboe, and the Dvorak is a violin piece,” Stroeher said. “None of the great composers wrote solos for the trombone until the 20th century, so if we want to perform Classical or Romantic music, we have to steal it.”

The event is free and open to the public.


Photos: Dr. Michael Stroeher (left) and Dr. Johan Botes will give a recital Sunday, Sept. 16.