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Bassoon recital to rattle floorboards


The School of Music’s Matthew Morris will present a faculty recital highlighting the unique tone of the bassoon at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Recital Hall in Glidden Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The recital also will present the equally interesting sounds of the instrument’s larger relative, the contrabassoon, which is capable of rattling the floorboards with its even lower sound. The program includes a wide range of stylistic periods, including pieces from the 18th through the 20th centuries. Christopher Fisher, assistant professor of piano, will accompany Morris on piano.

Morris is a visiting assistant professor at the school. Previously, he taught at Baylor University, Valdosta State University and University of Virginia. His recordings include “Klavier” with the National Chamber Players and “Virginia Arts” and “Am/Cam” with the Albemarle Ensemble. Morris also has served as a bassoon soloist on two PBS “American Experience” productions and for a National Geographic series.