PUBLISHED: 4:12 PM on Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Lips, Fingers and Chords a celebration of trumpet, piano and voice talents
Thrush Hill Music announces the recital "Lips, Fingers and Chords." The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Juneau and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Chilkat Center in Haines. The recital features Rick Trostel's trumpet lips, Nancy Nash's piano fingers and Patricia Hull's vocal chords, performing Hummel's "Trumpet Concerto in Eb," Beethoven's "Fantasy for Piano, Op. 77," Schumann's "Three Romances," Thomas Reiner's "Solo/Duet for Trumpet" and CD, and Scarlatti's "7 Arie con Tromba Sola." Tickets are $10 and are available at Hearthside and at the door. Music students are free with a paying ticket holder.

Hummel's concerto, performed by Trostel and Nash, is one of only two major concertos written for trumpet during the classical era. They were written for a brand new invention, the keyed bugle, which freed the composers from the thirteen or so harmonics of the baroque trumpet and allowed them to write chromatically for the instrument. Classical balance and grace typify the beauty of the Hummel.

Beethoven's Fantasy, performed by Nash on the piano, is a stunning example of music that is right at the turning point of the classical and romantic eras. The harmonic adventures push the limits of the classical form, visiting all twelve keys during its beautiful 9 minutes.

Thrush Hill Music is a non-profit private lesson studio held at Resurrection Lutheran Church. It provides downtown studio space for teachers and students, offering instruction in piano, flute, and brass instruments. Thrush Hill regularly sponsors musical events such as recitals, master classes, chamber performances and concerts such as this one. Teachers and students alike who are interested in joining the studio can contact Rick Trostel at 723-3564.