Sept. 15: Adjunct Faculty Recital - John Casey, Bass
Augustana music faculty John Casey and Cheryl Koch present a bass-and-piano recital entirely of music that the composers envisioned to be played on the double bass (as opposed to bass music "borrowed" from other instruments). The music is by Sere Koussevitzky, Halsey Stevens, Hans Fryba and Glenn Stallcop. Putting together a program of all bass-originals has been a fascinating journey — which we hope you will experience with us.
Casey started playing bass in high school in his hometown of Owatonna, Minn. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Minnesota Orchestra bassist James Clute, and his master's degree in double bass performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where he studied with Warren Benfield of the Chicago Symphony. After leaving school, he spent five seasons as assistant principal bass of the Phoenix Symphony, with three of the summers as an orchestral fellow at the Aspen Music School.
The event is free and open to the public.