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Faculty Member Performs at Trumpet Fest
By Justine Benzen
UW-RF News Bureau
APRIL 29, 2005--UW-River Falls faculty member Craig Hara will be performing
alongside some of the nation's top trumpet players, including former NBC-TV's
"Tonight Show" music director Doc Severinsen, at the UW-La Crosse
Spring Trumpet Festival May 7 and 8.
Hara currently teaches recording techniques and music appreciation and
has taught trumpet at UW-RF and is a member of the UW-RF Brass. He is
a freelance musician and teacher, playing trumpet, drums and percussion,
Electronic Valve Instrument, and keyboards and synthesizers.
He has played trumpet with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera,
the Minnesota Sinfonia, and the Cedar Avenue Big Band, as well as continuing
performances in California with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and
the Asia America Symphony. He has performed in scores for television and
films including solo trumpet on the original soundtrack for the show "Chicago
Hope." As a drummer he has performed with various Twin Cities artists
including the David Singley trio.
Hara holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in trumpet performance from the California
Institute of the Arts.
The performers will conduct master classes, lead panel discussions and
give presentations before performing an evening concert Sunday.
Principal guest artists at the festival include:
Adolph Sylvester "Bud" Herseth is considered by the New York
Times as "quite possibly the most dazzling player on his instrument
in the world today." He holds Doctor of Music degrees from DePaul
University, Luther College, the New England Conservatory of Music, Rosary
College, and Valparaiso University.
Doc Severinsen is well known for his flamboyant Grammy Award-winning music
director of "The Tonight Show." He currently travels the country
performing with symphonic orchestras, jazz and big band concerts, making
recordings and commercials, plus designing and manufacturing trumpets.
Charles Lazarus is the newest member of the Canadian Brass after five
years of being a member with the Minnesota Orchestra. Lazarus made his
Carnegie Hall solo debut with the New York String Orchestra while still
completing his full scholarship studies at The Juilliard School in New
David Cooper is one of the most widely recognized trumpet players in the
Midwest. Cooper is currently a trumpet professor at UW-La Crosse.
In addition to Hara, local performers at the workshop include: Douglas
Carlsen from the Minnesota Orchestra, Robert Dorer from the Minnesota
Orchestra, and Martin Hodel from St. Olaf College.
Full-festival registration is $75 per person and $35 for students. Single-day
registration is available. Tickets for concerts only are $20 per person,
$10 for students.
To register, order tickets, or more information on concert dates and times
contact UW-La Crosse Continuing Education at 608/785-6504 or visit www.uwlax.edu/conted/trumpet.
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:23 Central Daylight Time