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School of Music brass duo to perform April 28

April 25, 2013
Jeremy Moeller

Jeremy Moeller

NIU trombone studio teacher Jeremy Moeller and trumpet professor Mark Ponzo will present an evening of trombone/trumpet music at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Music Building’s Recital Hall.

They will perform pieces by Charles Godfrey, E. Damare, J. Casterede, Eric Ewazen, Arthur Pryor and Herbert Clarke. They will be accompanied by NIU School of Music piano professor JeongSoo Kim.

Moeller was appointed principal trombone of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra by Music Director Sir Andrew Davis in 2009. He also currently serves as assistant principal/second trombone for the Grant Park Orchestra during the summer season, a post he has held since 2004, and Principal Trombone with the Chicago Philharmonic.

Prior to his appointment at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Jeremy served as acting second trombone with the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops for two seasons. He has also performed with the Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, San Antonio, Charleston and Alabama symphonies.

Mark Ponzo

Mark Ponzo

Ponzo joined the NIU faculty in 1990. He has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic and Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular substitute with the Elgin Symphony and Chicago Brass Quintet, and has performed with the Music of the Baroque, Illinois Chamber Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Illinois Philharmonic, Millar Brass and Light Opera Works.

His first solo recording, “Music for Trumpets by Dexter Morrill” was released in 1998. In 2002, Centaur released his second solo recording, “Dexter Morrill: Three Concertos.” His third solo recording, “The Trumpet Music of Verne Reynolds,” is now available.

The concert is free and open to the public, and the Recital Hall is accessible to all. For more information, call (815) 753-1546 or email [email protected].