Trumpet recital to premier ‘Sonata for Trumpet and Piano’

A world premiere of “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano” by Douglas Hedwig will be a highlight of Dr. Louie Eckhardt’s faculty trumpet recital set for Sunday, January 14, at 3:00 p.m. in the Hastings College Fuhr Hall of Music (927 N. Ash Ave.). The performance is free and open to the public.

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Dr. Louie Eckhardt

Additional repertoire will include Arthur Honegger’s “Intrada;” Kenny Wheeler’s “Solo One;” Dylan Findley’s “Lo!” (for trumpet, electronics and video); James MacMillan’s “In Splendoribus Sanctorum;” and Joseph Turrin’s arrangement of Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

Assisting musicians during the recital will be Dr. Jonathan Sokasits, professor of piano, and the Hastings College Choir with Dr. Brett Epperson, assistant professor of music, conducting.

Eckhardt is associate professor of music, director of bands and chair of the Department of Music and Theatre.

“Sonata for Trumpet and Piano” was commissioned by Eckhardt with a summer 2022 research grant provided by the Hastings College Foundation.

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