Sarofim School of Fine Arts

Guest and Faculty Recital: V3NTO Brass Trio and Eileen Meyer Russell

7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT March 23, 2015

Alma Thomas Theater
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    V3NTO Brass Trio
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    Eileen Meyer Russell

The program will include “Trio for Brass” by Anthony Plog, “Major Arcanca” by Joe Clark, “Georgian Folk Songs,” “To Add to the Space We Breath” by Jerry Hui, “Petite Suite” by Jacques Ibert, and more.

Free and open to the public.


V3NTO Brass Trio consists of Jessica Jensen, trumpet, Anna Jacobson, horn, and Skyler Johnson, trombone. Since its establishment in 2010, V3NTO has been performing a wide variety of music, from premiering new works to performing with the Barehand Jugband. In 2012, V3NTO received the grand prize in the Chicago Brass Festival Ensemble Competition and finished as a quarterfinalist in the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Eileen Meyer Russell is an Associate Professor of Music at Southwestern University and Principal Trombonist in the Round Rock Symphony. She is a Trombone Clinician and Artist Representative for C.G. Conn/Selmer Musical Instruments. Meyer Russell’s most recent performing projects include a concert of new music in April 2013 (featuring new compositions by Ashley Kraft, Marc LaChance, and Gary Slechta), concerts in Montego Bay, Jamaica in May and June of 2013, recitals of low brass and organ in April of 2014, and a concert for more than 1500 4th and 5th graders in May of 2014. Meyer Russell has recently published an arrangement of Salve Maria by Saverio Mercadante with Tuba-Euphonium Press. The arrangement of the song for harp and trombone was created with Delaine Leonard Fedson and was recorded on a CD titled Unique Conversations that Meyer Russell and Leonard Fedson recorded at Greenhaven Studio in Austin, TX in 2011. Meyer Russell holds degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (Bachelor and Doctor of Music) and the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa (Master of Music). Meyer Russell previously taught at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan, Del Mar College in Corpus Christi Texas, and Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana.

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