The Cameron University Department of Music presents Dr. Matthew Mireles on euphonium in recital on Monday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Mireles will be accompanied by Yiuka Chan Spannagel on piano. The recital is open to the public at no charge.
“The euphonium is a beautiful tenor brass instrument similar in range to the trombone,” Mireles says. “It has a very mellow and singing tone quality that is comparable to the male voice. I enjoy performing on the euphonium because I can play with a smooth and gorgeous sound. However, the instrument can also play very fast and energetic notes that will excite an audience.”
The repertoire will include Martin Ellerby’s "Diversions,” "Morceau Symphonique" by Alexandre Guilmant, Astor Piazolla’s "Milonga Del Angel," "Ecco ridente in cielo" by Gioachino Rossini, Brian Lynn’s "Doolallynastics,” "Adagio from Sonata for Trumpet and Piano" by John Stevens, and Rafael Mendez’ "Romanza" and "Jota No. 2."
Mireles joined the Cameron faculty in August 2013. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in euphonium performance and instrumental conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after receiving a Master of Music in euphonium performance from the University of Alabama. He has performed as a soloist and in ensembles with symphonies, orchestras and concert bands across the United States. His first solo recording, “Prometheus,” is currently in post-production.
For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
April 17, 2014