The Music of Byron Adams

The Music of Byron Adams

Wednesday@Noon Recital

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
12:10–1 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166

Gary Barnett, piano and David Washburn, trumpet


Gary Barnett and David Washburn present a recital featuring the music of UCR Professor Byron Adams. The performance includes Adam's Illuminations for piano and Sonata for Trumpet and Piano.

Gary Barnett is a lecturer in undergraduate music theory and music skills at the University of California, Riverside. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, Riverside, and a DMA in piano performance from the University of Kansas. His research and performance interests are devoted to keyboard literature from diverse eras and styles with an emphasis on piano music of living composers.

Dr. Barnett has performed as a keyboard soloist and collaborative artist throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. This past summer he performed recitals of American and Romanian composers in Vienna under the auspices of the Austro-Romanian Society and at the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb, Croatia. In Southern California, concerts include the Culver Center for the Arts, California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles Community College, among others.

David Washburn is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is the principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. A much sought-after musician in Los Angeles, he also holds the position of associate principal trumpet of the LA Opera Orchestra. He has served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Washburn is a member of the faculty at Biola University, University of California Irvine and Azusa Pacific University. He has held teaching positions at Chapman, Cal State University Northridge, Cal State University Long Beach, Redlands University, Idyllwild School of the Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

He received his Masters of Music, with distinction, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and his Bachelor of Music from the Thornton Music School at the University of Southern California. His trumpet instructors have included Rob Roy McGregor, Robert Nagel, John Clyman and Joan LaRue.

Free and open to the campus
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