WSC Trumpet Duo Concert To Create Colorful Musical Conversation

WAYNE – A pair of trumpets will articulate an animated musical conversation during the evening of Thursday, March 24.

According to a release from Wayne State College, the Trumpet Duo concert will be held in Ley Theatre on the campus of WSC.

The 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday will feature Dr. David Bohnert, WSC Dean of Arts and Humanities and Dr. Ben Bruflat, WSC Music Education alum and Assistant Professor of Music at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Shelly Armstrong.

The concert is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed. To view the livestream, go to www.wsc.edu/watch-live. The program is also accessible by selecting the event from the Music Events list at www.wsc.edu/music.

Concert repertoire celebrates the trumpet’s ability to create colorful textures and exciting energy to engage the audience. For example, “Under Western Skies” by Kevin McKee is a captivating adventure for dueling trumpets. “Dialogue” by Eugene Bozza, is an impressive exchange between trumpets. The amusing “Pop Culture Medley Duet” by Kevin McKee features a medley of familiar tunes from movies, television shows, and pop music.

Prior to becoming dean, Dr. Bohnert served as chair of the WSC Department of Music and Director of Bands. He is an active performer, clinician, guest conductor and competition adjudicator. While attending WSC, Dr. Bruflat studied with Dr. Bohnert. Dr. Bruflat teaches Music Appreciation and conducts the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band at Lincoln Memorial University while also being an active performer.

For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.

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