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Ohio State U's Bruce Henniss Here for Horn Concert Tuesday

April 20, 2013

The sonorous sound of horns will fill the DePauw School of Music Tuesday, April 23, when an unusual convergence of four major symphony horn players occurs. Ohio State music faculty member Bruce Henniss, formerly of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, will join Richard Graef, Jerry Montgomery, and Robert Danforth of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, for a 7:30 p.m. program of music for brass winds in Thompson Recital Hall, located with the Green Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert, which is the final event in the School’s 2012-13 Faculty Select series, will begin with solo works by Beethoven, Doug Hill, C. D. Lorenz and Alec Wilder, after which the soloists will perform together as a quartet. Included on the closing set is a beautiful canon arrangement of Dona Nobis Pacem and the brilliantly written “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from Wagner’s Tannhäuser.

“On the Tannhäuser arrangement, Rick Graef will play the lead part on Wagner tuba, which I think will be neat for the audience to hear,” said Danforth, horn professor at DePauw, “and we will end with Frippery #11 by Lowell Shaw, which is one of my favorites.”

After the performance, Bruce Henniss will lead a master class for music students. Both the concert and master class are open to the public.

Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio State, Henniss was a member of the Houston Symphony for 12 seasons. Others orchestras he has performed, recorded or toured with include the Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Montreal Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Columbus Symphony, ProMusica Chamber orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony and the Honolulu Symphony. In 2001, he participated in Japan’s Super World Orchestra performing concerts in Tokyo under Lorin Maazel. Henniss has served on the faculties of Rice University, the University of Houston, and the Interlochen Arts Academy, as well as the Interlochen Summer Music Camp, where he is currently a faculty member.

General admission tickets to the Faculty Select concerts at the Green Center are $5-7; tickets for all students, children, and seniors over 65 are free. Order tickets at www.depauw.edu/music/tickets or call (765) 658-4817 for additional information.

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