featuring Ian Zook, horn

Tuesday, January 28 @ 8 pm


Ian Zook will present a recital of music spanning the history of the instrument with performances to include Alp Horn, Natural Horn, a 20th-century Sonata, Horn with CD Media, and a true gem of the chamber repertoire for the finale. The recital's featured composers are Frédéric Duvernoy, Eric Ewazen, James A. Beckel and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Zook will be joined by pianist Eric Ruple, violinist Elise Blake, violists Kathleen Overfield-Zook and Ayn Balija, and cellist Carl Donakowski.

Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He joined the faculty of James Madison University in 2009 and performs frequently with the Madison Brass. As a soloist, he has performed with numerous ensembles including the JMU Brass Band at the Kennedy Center, the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Baroque Consort, and most recently the Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville in performances of Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

Zook’s orchestral experience is extensive and has included positions with the Princeton and Haddonfield Symphony Orchestras, and performances as a substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Harrisburg, Richmond, Delaware and Vermont Symphonies.

Zook hold a B.M. from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, a M.M. from the University of Michigan and is a Doctoral Candidate at Rutgers University.


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