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Plays Well With Others - Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Music in Mind: Plays Well With Others

Chris Gekker, trumpet

with Linda Mabbs, soprano Evelyn Elsing, cello Rita Sloan, piano Chris Vadala, saxophone Gerry Kunkel, guitar Robert Gibson, bass

Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:00 pm - Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Faculty artist Chris Gekker explores the intimate side of trumpet playing in an eclectic 'Music in Mind' series program entitled Plays Well With Others . Gekker is joined by soprano Linda Mabbs for a Baroque cantata; Evelyn Elsing, cello, and Rita Sloan, piano, in the performance of a new work by American composer Eric Ewazen; and "The Jazz Professors" - Chris Vadala, Gerry Kunkel, and Robert Gibson for an evening of classics by Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington and other greats. Learn more about these performer through reviews of their performances in The New York Times and The Washington Post their writings, scores, and recordings held in the UM Libraries:

Chris Gekker, trumpet:    Recordings and Scores   Articles and reviews

Linda Mabbs,soprano:    Recordings   Articles and reviews

Evelyn Elsing, cello:    Recordings   Articles and reviews

Rita Sloan, piano:    Recordings   Articles and reviews

Chris Vadala, saxophone:    Recordings and writings   Articles and reviews

Robert Gibson, bass:    Recordings and scores   Articles and reviews

AUDIO CLIP: An excerpt from the Adagio cantabile of James Wintle's The Key, featuring Chris Gekker, trumpet and Rita Sloan, piano