Trombonist Darin J. Showalter Leads Off Distinguished Major Recitals on Feb. 17

January 29, 2008

January 28, 2008 — Darin J. Showalter will perform the first distinguished major recital of 2008 and the first distinguished major recital on trombone in U.Va. history. His program, to be held Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall, features works by Girolamo Frescobaldi, G.F. Handel, David Fetter and Eric Ewazen, and will be performed on tenor trombone, bass trombone and bass sackbut. Showalter will be accompanied on piano and organ by Ji Nin Loh.

Showalter is a fourth-year math and music major. He has studied with Haim Avitsur and is currently studying with Steve Kellner. He performs regularly with the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Glee Club, as well as several chamber ensembles.


Girolamo Frescobaldi, Canzona Quinta Detta la Tromboncina
Georg Friedrich Händel, Trombone Concerto in F minor (originally Oboe Concerto in G minor)

David Fetter, “Spain” from Bass Lines

Eric Ewazen, Sonata for Trombone and Piano

Loh is a third-year music and Political Philosophy, Policy and Law major. She has studied piano for 14 years, and is currently studying piano with Mimi Tung and basso continuo with Paul Walker.

The free recital is supported by the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Established in 2004 by the generosity of Alan Y. Roberts and Sally G. Roberts, the fund underwrites private lessons and recital costs for undergraduate music majors giving a recital in their fourth year as part of a distinguished major program in music.

For information, call (434) 924-3984.