Faculty Trumpeter Duro to have Audience Select Works for August 28 Performance

August 15, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio – David Duro, trumpet instructor at the University of Mount Union, will perform in the first Faculty Recital of the 2017-2018 academic year on Monday, August 28. 

Duro’s performance will be presented in the style of a dinner menu, based on the audience’s selections during the performance. The “appetizer” and “dessert” have already been selected, but audience members will have the choice of a number of different works, or in this case “entrees,” to be performed throughout the recital by student trumpeters and Duro.

The performance will open with Gabriel’s Oboe from the 1986 film The Mission, composed by Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone. Some of works up for audience selection come from composers such as, Guillaume Balay, Alexander Goedicke and Joseph Turrin, among others.

Duro is one of Ohio’s most active freelance trumpeters and currently plays with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as an associate musician. He is also a founding member of Burning River Brass and is a frequent performer for touring shows at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square.

Recently hired as the trumpet instructor at Mount Union, Duro has a bachelor of music education degree from Baldwin Wallace University, a master of music in trumpet performance degree from the University of Memphis, and has participated in professional studies in trumpet performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Duro and the student performers will be accompanied by well-known collaborative pianist Elizabeth DeMio on piano and Mount Union lecturer Nancy Hownestine on organ. 

The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Presser Recital Hall of Cope Music Hall. For more information, call (330) 821-2180.

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