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Hornists young and old featured in Horn Day concert

Jan. 23, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Horn students from middle school through college and seasoned professionals will perform in the closing concert of Horn Day, an annual festival held at Western Michigan University for junior high and high school horn students.

The concert is free of charge and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

This fun-filled festival includes an entire day of horn activities, including a guest artist master class and recital, exhibits, a solo competition, a recital by the WMU Horn Choir and WMU student soloists. There is also a chance for all participants to play in the Mass Horn Choir, which rehearses during the day and performs in the final concert.

This year's Horn Day features improvisation guest artists Jeffrey Agrell and Evan Mazunik. Agrell is the horn professor at the University of Iowa, a position he assumed after serving for 25 years as associate principal horn of the Lucerne (Switzerland) Symphony Orchestra. Mazunik is a New York City freelance pianist, improviser, composer, and Soundpainter.

The Horn Day final concert will feature performances by Agrell and Mazunik, WMU Horn Professor Lin Foulk, the Western Horn Choir, and the Mass Horn Choir, comprised of Horn Day participants. Admission to the final concert is open to the public free of charge.

Agrell and Mazunik also will perform in a free public concert Friday evening, Jan. 27.

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Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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