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Monday, October 8, 2012

ENGLISH HORN VIRTUOSO THOMAS STACY IN RECITAL @ Southern Utah University (October 16th)

WHAT:              New York Philharmonic alum and English horn virtuoso Thomas Stacy will be giving a recital featuring the works of Bach and Bizet and collaborations with SUU faculty Drs. Willem van Schalkwyk, piano, and Lynn Vartan, percussion.

WHO:               Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Department of Music

WHEN:             October 16, 2012

TIME:               7:30pm            

WHERE:           Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

INFO:                Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES:           Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.

OCTOBER 16, 2012

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Hailed as "a poet among craftsmen" by Leonard Bernstein, Grammy-nominated English horn virtuoso Thomas Stacy will be dazzling Cedar City with a one-night-only recital! Hosted by Southern Utah University´s Department of Music, the recital starts at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 16th in the Thorley Recital Hall within SUU´s Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.  As the most recorded English Horn player in the world, Stacy is said to have the ability to "transform notes into magic" (Eugene Izotov, Chicago Symphony Orchestra).

Internationally acclaimed as a 70+ time soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Thomas Stacy's mastery of musical technique and artistry is responsible for the largest expansion of English horn repertoire in history. Several of his world premieres, including a Sydney Hodkinson piece for electrified English horn, were with the New York Philharmonic.

Mr. Stacy´s program for the recital includes Concerto for Oboe d´amore by J.S. Bach, George Bizet's Carmen Fantasy arr. by Robert Elkjer, and collaborations with SUU´s pianist Dr. Willem van Schalkwyk and percussionist Dr. Lynn Vartan.

Thomas Stacy left the New York Philharmonic after an incredible 39 seasons that included performances in America, Asia and at numerous European music festivals including the London Proms. Millions have viewed his television appearances on Live from Lincoln Center, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Music and the Spoken Word. He has also been featured on NPR's All Things Considered.

An Arkansas native, Mr. Stacy graduated from the Eastman School of Music, with distinction, where he studied with Robert Sprenkle and received the prestigious George Eastman Scholarship.  He currently teaches at the Manhattan School of Music, and has presented master classes internationally.
This is an evening of music that is not to be missed!  One night only, come see English horn virtuoso Thomas Stacy live in concert!  For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

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