UCO School of Music's Faculty Artist Concert Series Continues With a Collision of Classical and Jazz

The UCO School of Music presents “Famous Transcription: Classic Meets Jazz,” a concert featuring cellist Tess Remy-Schumacher, D.M.A., at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth Street in Edmond.

Aug. 28, 2014

Media Contact: Angela Morris, Staff Writer, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design, 405-974-3752, amorris11@uco.edu

UCO SCHOOL OF MUSIC’S FACULTY ARTIST CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES WITH A COLLISION OF CLASSICAL AND JAZZ

The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music continues its 2014-15 Faculty Artist Concert Series with “Famous Transcription: Classic Meets Jazz,” a concert featuring cellist Tess Remy-Schumacher, D.M.A., at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth Street in Edmond.

The Faculty Artist Concert Series is a yearlong performance series that highlights the talents of Central music faculty members.  All performances take place on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Jazz Lab with proceeds supporting scholarships and the UCO School of Music.           

A faculty member since 1998, Remy-Schumacher spent her summer performing as a concert soloist throughout Germany.  As a critically acclaimed cellist, Remy-Schumacher has also been a concert soloist throughout Asia, Australia, other areas of Europe and the United States.          

She has recorded several CDs with studios in Germany, New York, Los Angeles and Australia, and her accolades include first place prizes at New York’s International Artist Competition, Germany’s Jugend musiziert and Rome’s Carlo Zecchi Competition.           

At Central, Remy-Schumacher teaches applied lessons and is the general coordinator for the UCO Center for Historical Performance.           

The concert program for “Famous Transcription: Classic Meets Jazz” will include transcriptions of pieces by Robert Schumann and Morton Gloud, among others.           

“I transcribed Robert Schumann’s ‘Dichterliebe op. 48’ when I was in graduate school and the transcription actually became the first piece I ever recorded,” said Remy-Schumacher.           

“I’ve always wanted to perform the piece at UCO, and after 16 years of being here, I’m excited to now have the opportunity to do so,” Remy- Schumacher continued.           

While the first half of the concert consists of a transcript of Schumann, a classical 19th century German composer, the second half of the concert will shift into jazz transcriptions.           

“One of the great things about the UCO School of Music is that it incorporates so many different divisions and styles of music,” Remy-Schumacher explained.           

“I wanted this concert to imitate the diversity of our music program, hence the combination of classical and jazz into one evening performance.”           

Other UCO School of Music faculty performing in this evening of music diversity include pianist Samuel Magrill, D.M.A., musicologist Ted Honea, Ph.D., bassist Michael Geib, D.M.A., clarinetist Dawn Maria Lindblade, D.M.A., guitarist Mark Nokes and percussionist Bill Repavich.           

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the UCO School of Music at 405-974-5004.  Admission is free for Central students, faculty and staff with a Central I.D.            

For a complete listing of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events.

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Cutline: The UCO School of Music presents “Famous Transcription: Classic Meets Jazz,” a concert featuring cellist Tess Remy-Schumacher, D.M.A., at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth Street in Edmond.