April 12, 2005
Dr. Peter Wood, assistant professor of music at Morningside College, will present the Iowa premiers of two musical compositions when he performs a trumpet recital on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium.
The recital will feature the Iowa premiers of Robert J. Bradshaw’s “Statements, Commanding” and Charles Bestor’s “Concerto Piccolo.”
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Wood will be joined on stage by pianist Michele Grossman, director of the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music; cellist Joe Shufro, associate professor of music at Morningside; and Jodi Graham Wood on horn during his recital.
Wood, Grossman, and Shufro will perform “Statements, Commanding,” a piece that was written for the combination of trumpet, cello, and piano and commemorates famous statements made by U.S. Presidents George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson.
Other selections on the program include Jean Hubeau’s “Sonate pour Trompette chromatique et Piano,” Paul Basler’s “Ken Bits,” and a Joseph Turrin arrangement of George Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
Wood, a member of Morningside’s faculty since 1998, is a 1989 graduate of the University of Illinois. He received a master of music degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1991 and his doctorate in trumpet performance from the University of Indiana in 2000.