Centenary faculty member Thomas Hundemer to present horn concert
SHREVEPORT, LA — Thomas Hundemer, lecturer in music at Centenary's Hurley School of Music and principal horn player in the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (SSO), will present a concert with his SSO horn colleague Dr. Kristine Coreil on Monday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Centenary’s Anderson Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
"Of special interest about this program is that Dr. Coreil will be doing double duty on French horn when we play duets and piano the rest of the time," says Hundemer. "Kristine is a versatile performer and of course we've played together for many years in the orchestra. This program has a lot of variety—classics for the horn as well as unusual works, including a duet by Louisiana composer Al Benner."
Featured composers for the concert include Otto Nicolai, Eugene Bozza, Alexander Glazunov, and Mozart. Hundemer and Coreil will also be demonstrating and performing three of Mozart's horn duos on the precursor of the modern French horn, the valveless horn or waldhorn. The waldhorn is the instrument for which Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn composed and which requires the player to use hand muting technique to produce pitches not in the harmonic series and utilizes various lengths of pipe to play in different keys.
The program also includes several short works, both lyrical and humorous, including folk song settings of "Le Basque" and "The Drunken Sailor."
The Centenary concert is the second of two Hundemer-Coreil collaborations this month featuring music for horn duos and for horn and piano. The pair also presented a concert on February 2 at the Magale Recital Hall on the campus of Northwestern State University, where Coreil has been a professor of horn since 1994.