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Taylor and Carrillo to Give Recital

 Carrillo and Taylor


Bridgewater College music professors Christine Carrillo and Larry Taylor will present a trumpet and organ recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.23, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

Carrillo will open the recital with “Intrada” by Otto Ketting. This trumpet solo explores the contrast between soft lyrical melodies and strong fanfares.

Carrillo and Taylor will perform “Adagio for Trumpet and Organ” by Giuseppe Verdi. Composed in the late 1830s, the original work by Verdi was undiscovered until 1996.

Taylor will perform “Variations Sérieuses,” Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn. Composed in 1841, this is the only set of Mendelssohn’s piano variations to be published during his lifetime.

Carrillo will provide trumpet accompaniment for Five Poems of Emily Dickinson by Jay Rizzetto. John McCarty, assistant professor of music at Bridgewater College, will serve as narrator. The poems are “This is My Letter to the World,” “There’s a Certain Slant of Light,” “I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed,” “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” and “Nature – the Gentlest Mother.”

The recital will conclude with the first movement of “Concerto in F Minor” by Oskar Bohme. The concerto by the German composer is composed in a romantic, Russian style.

Carrillo, assistant professor of music, earned a D.M.A. from the University of Texas-Austin. She previously served on the faculties of James Madison University; Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she was a two-time recipient of the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award; The Victoria College and the Austin Independent School District. As a Conn-Selmer trumpet artist, Carrillo has given performances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the City Recital Hall Angel Place in Sydney, Australia.

Taylor is associate professor and chair of the music department. He is also the music director at Luray United Methodist Church. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree in organ from the University of Cincinnati, where he won the Strader Organ Competition. He has composed several anthems and cantatas including the song cycle Marie Curie (text by Tom Noe) and the opera Eros and Psyche (libretto by Noe). In addition to solo recitals on piano and organ, Taylor has arranged and performed accompaniments on organ for silent films including Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush and Buster Keaton’s One Week.

The recital is free and open to the public.

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