(March 2, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Hurley School of Music Presents Poetic Sonatas at March 8

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service)—French Horn performer Thomas Hundemer along with pianist Amanda Roberts will perform Poetic Sonatas in the Anderson Auditorium at the Hurley School of Music, Monday, March 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Thomas Hundemer
Thomas Hundemer

The sonatas are by Paul Hindemith, Eric Ewazen and a world premiere by Monroe composer John Goss. The program also includes Reverie by Alexander Glazunov, and Hundemer's Gently Weep for horn with electronic echo.

The recital will be repeated March 14 at ULM in Monroe (as part of the ULM Horn Workshop) and March 17 at NSU in Natchitoches.

Thomas Hundemer, a native of Bogalusa, La., has been the principal horn of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra since 1983. He has performed with many orchestras in the United States and Mexico, among them the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa in Mexico, and the Quad Cities Symphony (Iowa-Illinois). He is also principal horn with the Longview, Marshall and Texarkana Symphonies, as well as 3rd horn with the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra in Santa Cruz, Calif., 3rdHorn with the Des Moines Metro Opera orchestra, solo horn with the Shreveport Symphony Woodwind Quintet, and co-founder of the New Friends Chamber Players in Shreveport. Hundemer is Instructor of Horn at Centenary College, and was the 1997 recipient of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council's Artist Fellowship in Music, as well as a 1999 and 2001 individual artist grant. He has been a frequent soloist with orchestras in the region.

The recital is free and open to the public. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about this concert or upcoming performances, call 318.869.5235 or visit www.centenary.eud/music/events.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in the Shreveport and Bossier City communities.