Dana Faculty Trio performs September 18

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The Dana Faculty Trio, left to right, Brian Kiser, tuba; Caroline Oltmanns, piano; and Stacie Mickens, horn.

The Dana Faculty Trio, featuring Dana School of Music faculty members Brian Kiser, tuba; Stacie Mickens, horn; and Caroline Oltmanns, piano performs 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 18, at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The beautiful blend of horn, tuba, and piano will be featured in three contemporary pieces. Melencolia, by Akron composer and YSU alumnus James Wilding, was inspired by a 1514 engraving made by Albrecht Dürer. Grammy Award winner and jazz pianist Roger Kellaway composed Sonoro, a piece that is awash with flowing rhythms and harmonies. Konsertant Svit was written in four contrasting movements by Swedish composer Christer Danielsson. It features solo tuba with horn quartet accompaniment. This piece will also feature current Dana horn studio members Brendan Gage, Laura Makara and Sarah Schwenke.

A shorter version of the same program will be performed at the Music at Noon concert 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 20 at the Butler Institute of American Art.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Parking for the September 18 concert is available at St. John’s (323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44503), accessible from Walnut Street, while parking for the September 20 Music at Noon at the Butler Institute of American Art is available in the museum’s lot accessible via posted detours.

More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.