Adam Gaines, Associate Professor of Music, will introduce the audience to a brief history of the trumpet in Czech and Slovak music, including performances of some of the best and lesser known works for trumpet from central European composers. Dr. Gaines’s frequent travels to the region to visit his wife’s family and perform both classical and jazz concerts have yielded a wealth of stories and insights he will share in relation to the music being presented.
The 6:30 Concert Series is an innovative performance series designed to connect the campus and local communities with music in a deeper way. Performances feature insightful presentations by performers, composers, and special guests. The series offers new perspectives on diverse musical styles, often exploring the music from multiple angles. The primary focus of the 2016/2017 series is the adventurous musicianship of the UWGB Music Department faculty. All performances begin early (6:30 PM), last between 60 and 90 minutes, and are free and open to the public.