Richard Adams to Present Horn Recital at BC on Feb. 22

February 11, 2016

Photo of Richard Adams

Richard Adams, adjunct instructor of music at Bridgewater College, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music on the college campus.

The recital, “The Man of Many Horns,” features Adams performing on the tuba, euphonium, trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn and saxophone, as well as on the guitar.

The program will feature “Allegré” from Toot Suite by Claude Bolling, “Simple Gifts” by Elder Joseph Brackett Jr., arranged by Thomas Kikta and “Stardust” by Hoagy Carmichael, arranged by Adams and William Hayes.

The recital will also feature the following Bridgewater College students: Terrance Chambers, a senior business administration major, from King William, Va.; Adam Kelly, a junior music major, from Salem, Va.; Aaron Lavinder, a senior music major, from Glade Hill, Va.; Phillip Stone, a senior biology major, from Linville, Va.; and Jonathon Wilson, a senior music major, from Salem, Va.

Members of the local community who will join Adams include, John Dull, a 2004 BC graduate, Jim Harrington, William Hayes, Buddy Thomas and Chris Wray.

Adams will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Larry Taylor, associate professor of music at Bridgewater College, Dr. John Barr, professor of organ and piano, emeritus and Hayes.

Adams has been an adjunct instructor of music at Bridgewater College since 1994. While at BC, he has taught guitar, bass trumpet, euphonium, tuba and trombone. He also has directed guitar, trombone and tuba ensembles. He freelances as a performer and studio musician.

He has been commissioned to write and compose three historical musicals, as well as many instrumental and choral works.

He received a Dawbarn Education Award from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge for going “beyond the requirements of the job to successfully inspire, encourage and foster learning in young people in the public schools of Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County.”

He earned B.M.E. and M.Ed. degrees from James Madison University.

The concert is free and open to the public.