Concert welcomes Gaunt to Music faculty

A concert welcoming Matthew Gaunt, visiting assistant professor tuba and euphonium, to the Department of Music and Dance will be presented Monday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.

Several members of the department will join Gaunt for the program: pianist Nikki Stoia and members of the Graduate Brass Quintet (Matthew Misener and Matthew Repucci, trumpets; Kelli Kirkman, horn and Hidehiro Domeki, trombone). Works by Vincent Persichetti, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Victor Ewald and Anthony Plog will be on the program.

Gaunt holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and has performed with the Empire Brass, Rhythm & Brass, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Sarasota Opera as well as all of the New England regional orchestras. A member the Albany Symphony, Burning River Brass, Proteus 7 and the Indian Hill, Gaunt studied with noted teachers such as Samuel Pilafian, Gary Ofenloch, and Chester Schmitz. He can be heard on the Dorian, Loft, Argo, Troy and Arsis recording labels. He taught previously at Boston University, the Tanglewood Institute, the South Shore Conservatory and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for elders, students and children under 18, and are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office (545-2511)