Bass trombonist and music major Chris Allen will open the Sunday, April 27, recital schedule with his senior recital at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. For his senior recital, Chris will present a number of solo selections as well as perform, with the assistance of the members of the Christ Chapel Brass Quintet, a trombone quintet and a low brass ensemble, a number of works for brass ensemble. He will be accompanied by St. Peter pianist Beth Winterfeldt for his senior recital which is open to the public.
Chris Allen is a senior music major from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and a 2010 graduate of White Bear Lake High School. He is a member of the Gustavus Symphony, Wind Orchestra, Jazz Lab Band, brass choir, trombone choir, and the Christ Chapel Brass. Chris is a Björling Scholar and studies trombone privately with Dr. Scott Moore. Chris has been accepted into the graduate program at the University of Minnesota to pursue a Master’s in Trombone Performance.
For Sunday’s senior recital, Chris and the other members of the Christ Chapel Brass Quintet will open with Karl King’s Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite March. He will continue with pianist Beth Winterfeldt to present New Orleans by Eugene Bozza and Alec Wilder’s 5-movement Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano. The recital will continue as four other student trombonists from the Department of Music join Chris on stage to perform an arrangement by Chris Allen of A Song for Japan for Trombone Quintet by Steven Verhelst. The final two works on the program are Blue Topaz by Tommy Pederson (a concerto for bass trombone and 6-part low brass ensemble) and Frost Fire by composer Eric Ewazen and assisted by the Christ Chapel Brass Quintet.
Chris Allen’s senior bass trombone recital will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall on Sunday, April 27. Admission is free and open to the public with a reception following in honor of the performing musicians.