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Faculty trombone and trumpet recital at NIU

Northern Illinois University trombone studio teacher Jeremy Moeller and trumpet professor Mark Ponzo will present an evening of trombone/trumpet music at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Music Building’s Recital Hall, 400 Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb.

They will perform pieces by Charles Godfrey, E. Damare, J. Casterede, Eric Ewazen, Arthur Pryor and Herbert Clarke. They will be accompanied by NIU piano professor JeongSoo Kim.

Moeller was appointed principal trombone of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra in 2009. He also serves as assistant principal/second trombone for the Grant Park Orchestra during the summer season, a post he has held since 2004, and principal trombone with the Chicago Philharmonic.

Prior to his appointment at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Moeller served as acting second trombone with the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops for two seasons. He also has performed with the Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, San Antonio, Charleston and Alabama symphonies.

Ponzo joined the NIU faculty in 1990. He has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic and Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular substitute with the Elgin Symphony and Chicago Brass Quintet, and has performed with the Music of the Baroque, Illinois Chamber Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Illinois Philharmonic, Millar Brass, Light Opera Works, as well as numerous local orchestras.

JeongSoo Kim is associate Professor of Piano at Northern Illinois University where she teaches applied piano, piano literature, and piano pedagogy.

This recital is free and open to the public. The building is accessible to all. For more information, call Lynn Slater at 815-753-1546.

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