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WSU faculty artist to play with Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, September 12, 2013
David Hunsicker
David Hunsicker

Wichita State University faculty artist David Hunsicker, trumpet, will appear as soloist with the WSU Symphony Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Miller Concert Hall, Duersken Fine Arts Center.

The program, featuring music by Beethoven, Bloch, Persichetti and McTee, will be conducted by associate professor Mark Laycock.

Tickets are $7 for general admission (discounts available), and can be purchased through the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-978-3233. For more information, contact Laycock at 316-978-6202 or mark.laycock@wichita.edu. Admission for WSU students is free.

Hunsicker will perform two selections by contemporary American composers, “Proclamation,” a dramatic essay by Ernest Blochand and “The Hollow Men,” by Vincent Persichetti, which is based on a poem by T.S. Eliot. Hunsicker also serves as Principal Trumpet of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

The orchestra will also present Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony (“Pastoral”), a dramatic work distinguished by its five-movement structure and vivid content. The program will open with Tempus Fugit, a vibrant piece by contemporary composer Cindy McTee, an emerita faculty member at the University of North Texas.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Hunsicker has performed numerous recitals and concerts, and has been a performer of commercial music and jazz.

He has had a varied career as an orchestral musician, soloist, chamber musician and educator. In addition to his post with the Wichita Symphony, Hunsicker is currently principal trumpet of the Des Moines Metro Opera and the Lancaster Festival Orchestras, has been a member of the Flint, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras, and has served as associate principal trumpet of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.

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Created on Thursday, September 12, 2013; Last modified on Monday, September 16, 2013