Sunday, September 26th, 2021 2:00 pm
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and the Wadsworth Public Library continue Concerts in the Courtyard with Akron-based trombonist Elisabeth Shafer, accompanied by keyboardist Timothy Shafer on September 26, 2021, at 2 pm. The program will include pieces from a variety of styles. The Wagenseil Concerto is written in the classical style and is one of the first solo pieces from the trombone repertoire. The Sulek Sonata is a romantic-style work and shows off the full and soaring sounds of the trombone. Its subtitle is the “Vox Gabrieli,” which means “The Voice of Gabriel.” Mache Dich is an aria by J.S. Bach from his St. Matthew Passion. Originally written for a baritone singer, the work translates beautifully onto the trombone and brings out its expressive and singing qualities. Chris Brubeck is the composer of the last piece, the Prague Concerto. He is the son of the famous Dave Brubeck, composer of the popular work, Take Five. The Prague Concerto combines jazz influences in its harmony and rhythms to create an exciting third-stream work.
The program takes place in the Wadsworth Public Library Courtyard, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. In the event of rain, the concert will take place in the library community room. The concert is free, but reservations are recommended. Register here online or by calling 419-853-6016.
About the Musicians
Hailed by The Boston Musical Intelligencer as “outstanding” and “fearless”, Dr. Elisabeth Shafer is a dedicated orchestral, chamber and solo performer. She has performed with Seraph Brass, Barclay Brass, CityMusic Cleveland and many other ensembles. She has given numerous solo recitals throughout the East Coast, Midwest and South. She has worked with esteemed conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Valery Gergiev and Peter Oundjian. As a chamber musician, Dr. Shafer is a member of the Faculty Brass Quintet at The University of Akron and is a founding member of the Boston Trombone Project. She serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone at The University of Akron. Shafer earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trombone from Boston University. She also received her Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University, both in Trombone Performance.
Timothy Shafer has concertized extensively throughout the United States, performing, teaching, and discussing the rich heritage of piano repertoire. He is the recipient of Oberlin Conservatory’s “Rudolf Serkin Outstanding Pianist Award”. Shafer has appeared both as soloist and a chamber musician in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and maintains an active solo recital and chamber music schedule in the United States and is a frequent soloist with regional orchestras. Shafer earned degrees in piano performance from Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music.