Oklahoma City University News
Brass Quintet Plays; Wind Philharmonic Spotlights Mailman
The Oklahoma City University Brass Quintet will present a free concert at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Petree Recital Hall, featuring music by Tylman Susato, Tomaso Albinoni, Thom Ritter George, and Edward Gregson.
The quintet is comprised of trumpeters Mason Tyler and Steven Del Ross; Stephanie Karlak, horn; Aaron Campbell, tuba; and John P. Allen, ensemble director, on trumpet.
On Thursday, the OCU Wind Philharmonic will present a live performance of "The Music of the Martin Mailman Recording Project." The Dec. 3 concert – under the baton of Dr. Matthew Mailman, son of the composer – begins at 8 p.m. in Petree Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Martin Mailman works to be performed are Geometrics No. 1 for Band, Op. 22; Geometrics in Sound (No. 2) for Band, Op. 29; Liturgical Music for Band, Op. 33; The Jewel in the Crown (A Ceremonial March), Op. 78; and Pledges for Symphonic Band, Op. 98.
Over the course of the semester, the Wind Philharmonic has spent 25 hours rehearsing and recording seven works of Martin Mailman. Professor Lendell Black is the project’s producer and engineer.
“Upon the suggestion of several music publishers, the OCU Wind Philharmonic recorded seven works by Martin Mailman,” Matthew Mailman said, adding that the undertaking allowed Wind Philharmonic musicians to learn recording performance techniques.
In addition to the Mailman music, the concert will feature a performance of Charles Gounod's “Petite Symphonie for Nine Winds in B-flat Major, Op. 90.”