News Release

College Concert to Feature World Premiere Performances

October 17, 2012

Adam Hayes and Kris Carlisle
Adam Hayes, left, and Kris Carlisle will perform selections for trumpet and piano in a free concert Tuesday evening at Dalton State College. They will be joined by Percussionist John David.

Tuesday evening’s Concert on Campus by Trumpeter Adam Hayes will feature three world premiere performances.

Hayes, accompanied by Percussionist John David and Pianist Kris Carlisle, will perform “Sonatina,” a 2012 composition by He Jian-Jun, “Star and Shadow,” a 2010 piece by Lawrence Kramer, and “Las Apariencias Engañan,” a 2012 composition by Robert J. Bradshaw.

The free recital will begin at 7:30 Tuesday evening, October 23, in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.

According to Dr. Ellie Jenkins, assistant professor of Music and coordinator of the College’s concert series, Adam Hayes is an internationally recognized performer, educator, and clinician who has particular interest in performing new music and “endeavors to promote the latest in solo trumpet repertoire.”

Hayes has performed with more than 40 professional orchestras throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. He is currently Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Professor of Music at Berry College in Rome. His concert in Dalton is sponsored in part by Eastman Trumpets.

He will be accompanied by John David of Atlanta, an accomplished studio drummer who has played on many commercial recordings, according to Jenkins. David has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Bruce Hornsby, and the Jaco Pastorius Big Band, among others, and has twice received international awards from “Downbeat Magazine.”

In addition to performing, David teaches percussion and jazz at Berry College and North Georgia College and State University.

Kris Carlisle returns to Dalton State as pianist for the recital. Carlisle specializes in contemporary music and collaborated with Hayes on the recently-released album “Current,” a collection of contemporary works for piano and trumpet. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Martha Fischer-Tye Foundation Award, a Special Achievement in Musicology Award from the Kennedy Center, and a Georgia Music Teachers Steinway Piano Galleries Educator Grant.

His recording project “The American Evolution” explores the ways in which contemporary American composers have used traditional compositional genres while incorporating contemporary musical language.

The concert is free and open to the public; seating in Goodroe Auditorium is first-come, first- served. For more information, contact Dr. Ellie Jenkins at 706-272-2528.

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