Faculty soloist to appear with WSU Symphony Orchestra Sept. 22

Faculty artist David Hunsicker, professor of trumpet, will appear as a soloist with the Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Miller Concert Hall. The concert will be led by Mark Laycock, WSU professor of Music.

During the event, Hunsicker will perform Giuseppe Tartini’s Concerto in D Major. Originally composed for solo violin, the Baroque concerto was arranged for a trumpet solo by David Hickman; it became a favorite showpiece of the French virtuoso Maurice Andre.

The program also includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5., one of the most recognizable classical compositions. The Fifth Symphony was highly innovative in its instrumentation, form, intensity and motivic concentration.

Kevin Day’s “Manhattan Nights” will open the program. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1996, Day has enjoyed a meteoric rise owing to a visceral, wholly accessible compositional style.

Tickets for the event are $12 for general admission, with discounts available, and may be purchased through the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-978-3233.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Laycock at 316-978-6202 or mark.laycock@wichita.edu.