UNT visiting professor works with students, faculty on Fanfares, Marches and Other Literature for Brass Choir

Allen Vizzutti
Visiting trumpet professor Allen Vizzutti performs with graduate students from UNT's brass studies program for the Sept. 8 concert anfares, Marches and Other Literature for Brass Choir.
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 09:58

What: Fanfares, Marches and Other Literature for Brass Choir featuring the UNT Teaching Fellow Brass Choir with percussion and College of Music visiting trumpet professor Allen Vizzutti, conducted by Nicholas E. Williams. This concert is dedicated to trombone professor Dr. Vern Kagarice, who has taught at UNT for more than 30 years.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 8 (Monday)

Where: Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton. The concert will also be streamed online.

Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more; free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT student tickets must be picked up in person at the Murchison Box Office. Purchase tickets at the Murchison Performing Arts Center online or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.

More information: For a complete list of UNT College of Music events, including faculty and student recitals, visit the College of Music online calendar and the College of Music Facebook page.

DENTON (UNT), Texas – Audience members will be treated to upbeat evening during the Sept. 8 presentation of Fanfares, Marches and Other Literature for Brass Choir at UNT, featuring the UNT Teaching Fellow Brass Choir with percussion and Visiting Professor of Trumpet Allen Vizzutti. This concert will be conducted by Assistant Director of Wind Studies Nicholas Williams.

"Performing with Allen Vizzutti is a great experience for our students. The audience will be treated to a top notch professional quality concert while students get the opportunity to perform with one of the best of the best," said Williams.

The program includes Five Episodes for Trumpet and Brass Choir , one of the most thrilling showpieces for the trumpet, written by Vizzutti and Jeff Tyzik, principal pops conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; The Call: The Brass Presented, a piece written in 2005 by Dutch percussionist and composer Nick Woud; as well as arrangements of music by Berlioz, Strauss, Wagner and Verdi published by Kagarice Brass Editions.

UNT trombone professor, Dr. Vern Kagarice, who started Kagarice Brass Editions, provided sheet music for the musicians and intended to conduct the concert. Due to illness, he has passed the baton to the talented conductor and fellow UNT faculty member Nicholas Williams. The concert will be dedicated to Kagarice for his 30 years of service teaching trombone and directing trombone choirs at UNT.

Allen Vizzutti has worked with jazz legends such as Chick Corea and Doc Severinsen. He has performed on several movie soundtracks, including those for Back to the Future and Star Trek, and has extensive experience as a classical and jazz artist. He will be a visiting professor at UNT for the 2014-15 academic year.

The concert starts at 8 p.m., Sept. 8 (Monday) in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton and will be streamed online.

Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more; free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT student tickets must be picked up in person at the Murchison Box Office. Purchase tickets online at the Murchison Performing Arts Center online or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.

About the UNT College of Music

The UNT College of Music is one of the largest and most respected comprehensive music schools in the country. More than 1,600 music students attend UNT each year, participating in more than 50 widely varied ensembles and pursuing specialized studies in performance, composition, music education or music scholarship. UNT faculty members and students have made appearances on the world's finest stages and have produced numerous recordings, many receiving Grammy awards and nominations. Distinguished UNT alumni can be found around the globe, in top music ensembles, opera companies, universities and schools.

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