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VSU faculty members treat crowd with musical performances

VSU students were given a great treat by the faculty recital on Feb. 20

Doug Farwell, Tamara Hardesty, Nina Lutz, Almisha Tobler, Steve Taylor, Valerie Holton, Jimmy Bickerstaff, Elizabeth Goode, Susan Eischeid, Peter Geldrich, Shannon Lowe and Bryan Garris were among the spectacular few in the recital.

With five different performances, the crowd could not get enough, including Lacie Hall, a junior music education major.

“I loved it, it was different; there were so many different concepts with the trombone, violins and other instruments,” Hall said. “Tamara Hardesty was astonishing when singing, especially in a different language.”

According to Hardesty, her talent came from hard work.

“I practiced the material for three months to prepare for this recital,” she said.

Doug Farwell, who played the alto trombone in the first performance and the tenor trombone in the rest of the show, also felt he was more than prepared.

“I started researching the material about a year in advance and I started working and learning the music over the summer and in the fall,” he said. “I have been rehearsing with all the different people over the last month.”

In total Dr. Farwell spent a year and a half working on this faculty recital and all his hard work surely paid off. He performed in every different section of the performance and received a standing ovation after his last performance which consisted of him playing the tenor trombone to a video of a soldier’s point of view of what he experienced in Iraq.

If you missed out on this recital be sure to attend the VSU Chamber Singers, Pre-Tour Concert on Feb. 26, which is the next upcoming event in the Whitehead Auditorium.

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