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Trumpet Artist Cody Beard to Play Recital

November 24, 2014
The public is invited to attend a recital featuring Lander University senior trumpet player Cody Beard at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Greenwood’s First Presbyterian Church.

Beard, a music major from Ninety Six, is the principal trumpet player for Lander University’s Wind Ensemble and lead trumpet for the Lander Jazz Ensemble. In the spring, he will begin performing as the substitute principal trumpet for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Beard will be joined by Lander Department of Music Staff Accompanist Amy Blackwood on piano; by Lander music major Matthew Bratton, of Clover, on snare drum; and by First Presbyterian Church Minister of Music Rev. Robert Glick on organ.

Beard will play a challenging program that includes “Concerto for Trumpet in D and Organ,” by J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi; “Concerto for Trumpet,” by Henri Tomasi; “Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat,” by Franz Joseph Haydn; and “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano,” by Eric Ewazen.

Admission is free.