Trombonist Ron Barron, who teaches at the New England Conservatory and Tanglewood Music Center, will present a guest artist master class and recital at the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts, Oct. 22-23.

The master class begins at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, and the recital will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. Both events will be in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and are free and open to the public.

The recital program will include: “Palmetto Suite (2004)” by Eric Ewazen (b. 1954); “Rapsodia Caribbena (2001)” by Eric Alexander (b. 1959); “Simple Song (from Mass) (1971) by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990); “Sky Dreams (2004)” by Norman Bolter (b. 1955); “Three Pieces (1991)” by James Willey (b. 1939); and “Bride of the Waves (1900)” by Herbert Clarke (1867-1945).

Barron is former principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and also served as principal trombonist of the Boston Pops for thirteen seasons.

He is a graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, where he studied with Ernest Glover. During his college years, he also toured with the American Wind Symphony and in 1974 he shared the highest prize awarded at the Munich International Competition. This included a solo appearance, where he performed the Frank Martin “Ballade” for trombone and orchestra with the competition sponsor, the Bavarian State Radio Orchestra.

Barron is a frequent soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra and has appeared with a number of New England–area orchestras and bands. As a recitalist he has performed in the United States, Europe and Japan.

In addition to numerous recordings with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops, Barron has recorded and performed with the Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, and Summit Brass, and has nine successful solo recordings.

Barron received the 2005 ITA Award from the International Trombone Association in recognition of his distinguished career and in acknowledgement of his impact on the world of trombone performance.

For more information, see: http://necmusic.edu/faculty/ronald-barron?lid=1&sid=3

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CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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