Contact:  Lynn Stewart or Katie Cooper,
Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120 

Dr. Ron Bukoff to Perform Bassoon Recital
in Centenary's Hurley Recital Hall 

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary College's Dr. Ron Bukoff will present "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something BASSOON,"Dr. Ron Bukoff on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Hurley Recital Hall.  The hall is located on the east side of the Centenary campus on Woodlawn Avenue.

Dr. Bukoff, a professional bassoonist, is the director of the Hurley Music Library and an assistant professor of music at Centenary.  As a professional recitalist, he has been a soloist with orchestras and musical organizations in California, New York, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas and Louisiana.  Several solos for the bassoon have also been written for and premiered by Bukoff.  In the Ark-La-Tex area, he has played with the Shreveport Symphony and has been a soloist with the Marshall Symphony and the Shreveport Summer Music Festival.  Dr. Bukoff earned a Ph.D. in musicology from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. and has additional degrees in art history and library science from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Gay Grosz of the Hurley School of Music faculty will accompany Bukoff on the piano.  Also appearing during the recital are Dr. Gale Odom, soprano and dean of the Hurley School of Music, and Gueneviere McIntyre, horn and freelance performer from the Houston area.

The recital will feature a selection of unusual and entertaining works for the bassoon ranging from the 18th century to the mid 1990s. A classical era concerto by Bohemian composer Jan Antonin Kozeluh is the oldest work in the program.

It is followed by a trio of romantic era works: a concert piece for bassoon and horn by Nicolai Paganini, the great 19th-century violin virtuoso; the L'Invitation au Voyage for soprano, bassoon, and piano by Emmanuel Chabrier; and Ferdinand David's bravura concertino for bassoon. A further trio of solo pieces are by American composers Bryan Dykstra, Mark G. Simon, and Pierre La Plante, and are all original works for the bassoon based on popular music genres: ragtime, the blues and rock 'n' roll, and sea shanties.  The final work of the program, Tales Told by an Aging Bassoonist, is by the German composer Max Lenz.  

The recital is free to the public.  For further information call the Hurley School of Music office at 318-869-5235.

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