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Redlands Symphony's Principal Trombonist to Present Faculty Recital

The University of Redlands School of Music will present a faculty recital featuring Andrew Glendening, dean of the school and the principal trombonist of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra.

The recital will be held Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Frederick Loewe Performance Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Glendening started the 2008-09 school year as the newly appointed dean of the university's School of Music. He had been director of the school for the past four years, and worked to enhance opportunities for professional students in ensembles and classes.

As director, Glendening took an active role in faculty and student recruitment, while also effectively promoting the school in professional and community circles. Glendening's new title more accurately reflects the role that he plays overseeing the School of Music, university officials said.

Monday’s program will include a variety of works from the baroque to modern periods. Glendening will be joined by David Scott, assistant professor of trumpet; Stuart Undem, bass trombonist with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra; and Lukas Swidzinski on piano. The program will include the "Sonata in B Flat" by Alessandro Belsize and "Five Pieces for Trombone and Piano Opus 198" by Ernst Kernel.

Glendening earned his bachelor of music degree in trombone performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music before attending Indiana University, where he was awarded the school's highest honor, the performer's certificate. The Logansport, Ind., native also earned his master of music and was the first person to receive the doctor of music degree in trombone performance from the Indiana University School of Music.

He has premiered more than 100 trombone works, including three concerti. In 1998, he was awarded Morehead State University's Distinguished Creative Productions Award for his solo CD, "Pathways: New Music for Trombone."

Before coming to Redlands, Glendening was chair of the Department of Music at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He also served on the faculties of Morehead State University and Northeastern Illinois University.

On Nov. 1, Glendening also will be the featured soloist with Jon Robertson and the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, performing the Pulitzer Prize-winning trombone concerto "In Memoriam Leonard Bernstein" by Christopher Rouse.

Call the School of Music at 909-748-8684 for more information.


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