Stewart or Katie Cooper,
Centenary News Service,
Dr. Ron Bukoff to
Perform Bassoon Recital
in Centenary's Hurley
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary College's
Dr. Ron Bukoff will present "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed,
Something BASSOON," on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Hurley Recital
Hall. The hall is located on the east side of the Centenary campus
on Woodlawn Avenue.
Dr. Bukoff, a professional bassoonist,
is the director of the Hurley Music Library and an assistant professor
of music at Centenary. As a professional recitalist, he has been
a soloist with orchestras and musical organizations in California, New
York, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas and Louisiana. Several solos for
the bassoon have also been written for and premiered by Bukoff. In
the Ark-La-Tex area, he has played with the Shreveport Symphony and has
been a soloist with the Marshall Symphony and the Shreveport Summer Music
Festival. Dr. Bukoff earned a Ph.D. in musicology from Cornell University
in Ithaca, N.Y. and has additional degrees in art history and library science
from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Gay Grosz of the Hurley School of
Music faculty will accompany Bukoff on the piano. Also appearing
during the recital are Dr. Gale Odom, soprano and dean of the Hurley School
of Music, and Gueneviere McIntyre, horn and freelance performer from the
The recital will feature a selection
of unusual and entertaining works for the bassoon ranging from the 18th
century to the mid 1990s. A classical era concerto by Bohemian composer
Jan Antonin Kozeluh is the oldest work in the program.
It is followed by a trio of romantic
era works: a concert piece for bassoon and horn by Nicolai Paganini, the
great 19th-century violin virtuoso; the L'Invitation au Voyage
for soprano, bassoon, and piano by Emmanuel Chabrier; and Ferdinand David's
bravura concertino for bassoon. A further trio of solo pieces
are by American composers Bryan Dykstra, Mark G. Simon, and Pierre La Plante,
and are all original works for the bassoon based on popular music genres:
ragtime, the blues and rock 'n' roll, and sea shanties. The final
work of the program, Tales Told by an Aging Bassoonist, is by
the German composer Max Lenz.
The recital is free to the public.
For further information call the Hurley School of Music office at 318-869-5235.
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