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Guest artist Mark Fisher to present trombone recital Feb. 18

February 7, 2013
Mark Fisher
Mark Fisher

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present a guest artist recital featuring trombonist Mark Fisher at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. A master class will follow the recital.

Fisher will perform a variety of works, including "Deux Danses, Movement 1, Danse Sacree" by Jean-Michel Defaye; "Intermezzo," Op. 35, No. 11 by Reinhold Gliere; and "Elegy for Mippy" by Leonard Bernstein. Dr. Barbara Young, UW-Eau Claire lecturer of music, will provide piano accompaniment.

Fisher, head of the trombone area at the DePaul University School of Music, is the assistant principal trombonist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and serves the Santa Fe Opera as principal trombone. He has performed with virtually every major ensemble in Chicago and as a substitute with many of the nation's leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony. Also an accomplished euphonium player, Fisher is a past prize winner of numerous international solo competitions, and his solo CD, "Eufish," continues to gain worldwide acclaim.

Fisher is an honors graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and New England Conservatory of Music.

The performance is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department's wind and percussion division, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as well as Courtois Trombones.

The guest artist recital is free and open to the public. For more information about UW-Eau Claire music events, visit the online music events calendar.

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