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KU School of Music welcomes visiting trombonist Randall Hawes to campus

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

LAWRENCE- Randall Hawes, the bass trombonist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will present a master class and recital at the University of Kansas School of Music on Monday, April 23, 2012. Sponsored by Reach Out Kansas, Inc. and the Zakoura Family Foundation, the master class will take place 1:00 pm and the recital at 5:30 pm, both in Swarthout Recital Hall/Murphy Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

Randall Hawes, bass trombonist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) since 1985, began his relationship with the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music in 2004. He has taught master classes and performed as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician in Australia, Asia, Europe, and throughout North America. Hawes received a bachelor's degree in music education from Central Michigan University, where he studied with William Rivard. From 1980 to 1982 he was a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, American Wind Symphony, and the New York Harlem Opera Ensemble. In 1985, after two years on the road with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Hawes was awarded a fellowship to the Tanglewood Institute for the summer. He has performed with orchestras in Pittsburgh and Boston, and Chicago Symphonies, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. He first performed with the World Orchestra for Peace in 1995 when Sir George Solti invited him to help celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations. His association with the World Orchestra for Peace continues with Solti's successor, Valery Gergiev, and has included multiple international tours and recordings. Chamber music groups with which Hawes performs frequently include: DSO Octet, Cuttime Players, Chicago's Music of the Baroque, Chicago Chamber Musicians, and musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hawes can be heard on recordings with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, Neeme Jarvi and Gunther Herbig and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir George Solti. Hawes has recorded two CDs: an all-Russian program titled Melodrama and a cd of American music titled Barn Burner.

Performing with Mr. Hawes on this recital is pianist, Kathryn Goodson. Pianist Kathryn Goodson is an international performer, teacher and coach, and has appeared in recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan with leading wind instrumental and vocal artists. At the University of Michigan School of Music in Ann Arbor, where she has been since 2005, Goodson has served as collaborative pianist-coach, and her position expanded to include musical direction for Robert Swedberg's opera studio. Recordings of Goodson's work include Barn Burner and Melodrama (Albany) with Randall Hawes, Voices of the Holocaust (Block M-University of Michigan) with Caroline Helton, In Transit (Innova) with saxophonist Timothy McAllister, as well as international radio and television broadcasts. At schools such as Stanford University, the Conservatoire de Genève and the Musashino Music School in Tokyo, Goodson has taught classes in solo and collaborative repertoire, returning often to the Karlsruhe Music School in Germany to teach American Art Song. Educational outreach also involves concerto soloist appearances for Detroit Symphony Orchestra youth concerts, and, since 2005, musical coordination of a children's series for the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. As artistic director Goodson has served in Stuttgart for the Internationale-Hugo-Wolf-Akademie, in Ann Arbor for two Charles Ives festivals with the Phoenix Ensemble and currently for Concerts4aCause of Northside Community Church. Goodson received a doctorate and master of collaborative piano with Martin Katz at the University of Michigan, studying also with Eckart Sellheim. As a Fulbright Scholar to Germany 1992-1994, she received the Konzertexam in Art Song with highest honors with Hartmut Höll at the Karlsruhe Music School. Her bachelor of music in piano performance was earned with Robert Shannon at Oberlin Conservatory.

For more information about these events, please contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. MUSIC.KU.EDU.

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