UCA trombone choir to present Oct. 17 concert

The University of Central Arkansas trombone choir, BearBones, will be in concert Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

The 7:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

“This is the first performance of the year, and this is the biggest we have ever been,” said Dr. Justin Cook, assistant professor of Trombone at UCA, of the BearBones choir.

He said the performance would showcase the growth of the group over the five years he has been at UCA as BearBones has expanded from eight to 31 trombonists. 

The recital will start with “Celebration” a piece composed by Walter Hartley in 1927, and continue with Santiago Miguel Alarcón’s “Seven Trombones of the Apocalypse.” The group will then perform “O Sacred Head,” composed by J.S. Bach, followed by a performance titled “6.35” by Steven Verhelst.

“The piece is titled ‘6.35’ and it showcases six specific players with the whole trombone choir behind them,” Cook said. “So it is a very cool piece that will highlight our six top players.”

The concert will continue with “Musical Sequences” by Vladislay Blazhevich, “Fire and Stone” and Anthony DiLorenzo’s “Full Tilt.”

The performance will end with a piece by Anton Bruckner titled “Inveni David,” and the final piece, “Olympic Fanfare” composed by John Williams.

For additional information, contact Cook at 501.450.3333 or [email protected].