CMU Music Professors Lordo and Loehnig Present Recital

Tuba and piano provide interesting blend

A dual music recital with tuba and piano will be presented on the campus of Central Methodist University in Fayette on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall.

Jackie Lordo, CMU adjunct professor of music, will perform on tuba while Dr. Melissa Loehnig, assistant professor of music, will play the piano. Assisting them as narrator will be Dr. Claude Westfall, assistant professor of music.

On the first half of the program are the selections of "Rumanian Dance No. 4" by Dumitru Ionel; "Diversions" (I. Recitativo-senza misura, II. Allegro moderato, III. Lento e cantabile con rubato) by Kendall Prinz; and "Drei Romanzen" (I. Nicht schnell, II. Einfach, innig, III. Nicht schnell) by Robert Schumann.

After intermission, the recital will conclude with "Sonata in F Major" (I. Largo, II. Allegro, III. Largo, IV. Allegro) by Benedetto Marcello; "Suite for Tuba and Piano (Effie Suite)" by Alec Wilder, with segments I. Effie Chases a Monkey, II. Effie Falls in Love, III. Effie Takes a Dancing Lesson, IV. Effie Joins the Carnival, V. Effie Goes Folk Dancing, and VI. Effie Sings a Lullaby.

The final number will be "Zeke and Zebedee" by Neal Cornwell.

Originally from Columbia, Mo., Jackie Lordo has performed throughout the U. S. and Europe and on multiple professional recordings. She currently performs with the University of Missouri Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the Harmonium Brass Quintet. At CMU, Lordo teaches applied low brass and online music appreciation.

Lordo earned a Bachelor of Music in Education from Tennessee Technological University and a Master of Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in learning, teaching and curriculum at the University of Missouri.

Melissa Loehnig is active as a solo pianist, chamber musician, and collaborative performer. At CMU she teaches piano and theory. She has performed across the U. S. and spends summers as staff pianist at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Loehnig received her Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Whitman College. She holds a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano and a Doctor of Music in Piano Performance, both from Florida State University.


Posted April 11, 2014