Faculty Artist Series: Luther's Brent Dodson to perform trumpet recital Feb. 20

Brent Dodson, Luther College visiting assistant professor of music, will explore the influence of song and dance traditions in his trumpet recital at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The event is open to the public with no charge of admission.

The program will feature a variety of music, including works by Libby Larsen, Manuel de Falla, Eric Ewazen, Somei Satoh and Louis Armstrong.

Dodson will be joined by a combination of faculty and students from the music and dance departments. Guest performers include Luther faculty Jessica Paul, piano, Jacob Lassetter, baritone, Michael Smith, trombone, and Michael Chesher, clarinet, and Luther students Josh Dale, dancer, Andrew Withers, drums, Nathan Lee, tuba. In addition, Luther alumnus Ehler Orngard, banjo, and former Luther faculty member Kindra Windish, dancer/choreographer, will assist on the recital.

Dodson has been an active teaching artist for 15 years. He holds the bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California.

Dodson's repertoire includes performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Charleston Symphony, Moscow Chamber Orchestra and Thornton Jazz Orchestra. He also has performed for several television, film and video game soundtracks, including ABC's "Wide World of Sports," A&E's "Biography" and PBS's "Reading Rainbow."