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2010 Events

Music for Trumpet and Piano
Ralph Dudgeon and Marina Gorelaya

November 2, 2010
Dowd Fine Arts Theater
SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY

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Recital Program


Faculty Recital to feature music for trumpet and piano.
Dowd Theater, SUNY Cortland, New York, 2 November 2010, 8 pm, free to the public

Pianist Marina Gorelaya and trumpeter Ralph Dudgeon will collaborate on a recital of trumpet and piano music associated with the career of the Moscow trumpeter, Timofei Dokshizer (1921-2005). The concert will be in the Dowd Theater on the SUNY Cortland campus at 8 pm on 2 November. “I first heard Dokshizer’s playing on bootleg records that were circulated among trumpeters during the cold war,” Dudgeon said. “Later as things opened up a little, I heard him live when he toured the USA. I always admired his soulful expressive interpretations and his flawless technical skills. Recently, I learned that we share a few branches of a pedagogical family tree in the so-called Russian School of trumpet playing. My primary trumpet mentor, John Clyman, studied with a Russian emigrant named Vladimer Drucker in Los Angeles. Drucker was an early student of the legendary Mikhail Tabakov who much later was also the teacher of Timofei Dokshizer.” This musical connection was the inspiration for the program. Each selection is either a Dokshizer arrangement or a piece that is associated with his long career as a trumpeter. Composers represented on the program will include Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Kartzev, Rodion Shchedrin, Alexander Arutunian, Oskar Böhme and Alexander Goedicke. The program will also feature several Russian selections for piano solo and a special Dokshizer arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for trumpet and piano.

About the Artists:

Ralph Dudgeon is a versatile musician/scholar known for historically informed performance on period instruments as well as his performances of contemporary repertoire. Dudgeon received his Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, San Diego. He earned a Master of Arts degree in trumpet performance and a Bachelor of Arts in music education from San Diego State University. Dudgeon has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and China as a trumpet soloist. He is a Professor of Music at State University of New York, College at Cortland where he teaches music history and trumpet.

Marina Gorelaya was born in the Ukraine where she began the study of piano at the age of six. She graduated with a Master degree from the Institute of Art at Kharkov. She later earned a Ph.D. in music from the Kiev State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. After a career as a concert pianist in her homeland, she came to the United States in 1996. She is currently the staff pianist of the drama department at Syracuse University.