Wallace Easter, horn | Nicole Paglialonga, violin | Jay Crone, piano

Music on Mondays | Faculty Artists

Recital Salon, Squires | Music

April 9, 2018 at 8:00pm

Faculty members Wallace Easter, horn, Nicole Paglialonga, violin, and Jay Crone, piano, perform Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano by Eric Ewazen and Trio, OP. 40 for Violin, Horn, and Piano by Johannes Brahms. View program information here.

In 1981, Wallace Easter joined the faculty of the Department of Music at Virginia Tech, and the Roanoke Symphony as principal horn. He began his professional performing career with the United States Marine Band, “The President's Own” in Washington, D. C. As a member of the Marine Band, he toured the United States and performed frequently at the White House. Other professional activities include residencies as artist/faculty for the Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, Skyline Brass Music Festival, Roanoke Youth Symphony Summer Institute, and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.

Nicole Paglialonga directs the String Project at Virginia Tech.  As a professional violinist, she has appeared in recital as a soloist, with chamber groups, or in orchestras on four different continents; locally she is a member of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and the Ash Lawn Opera.  An enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, Nicole has had several works by living composers written specifically for her and received invitations to play at new music festivals and venues around the country.  Nicole is also a passionate teacher.  She has presented masterclasses at universities in the United States and Asia, was on the faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and co-organizes the SMILES educational concert series with Betsy Crone. She is committed to furthering quality string music education and bringing new opportunities to children in the New River Valley.

Jay Crone joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1994. He has performed with many symphony orchestras and bands throughout the United States, including the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra. He is currently the Principal Trombone of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera Roanoke, and the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra. He also performs with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Don't miss out on these upcoming musical performances

FEB. 19 Kevin Chance, piano

MARCH 12 Barry Snyder, piano

MARCH 18 Spring Choir Showcase

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