Posts tagged “recital”

September 7, 2017

Jazz recital videos, August 2017

This year I played all jazz at my Delta State University faculty recital. Program and some selected videos are below. I’m very much a part-time jazz player, so it was fun to spend the summer trying to get my chops in shape to play tunes in a variety of styles on a variety of instruments. ...

September 25, 2016

Recital videos, August 2016

I performed a recital with a faculty colleague on our campus at Delta State University, and again at the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”). Program and videos are below. The idea behind the first half was to play Paris Conservatory competition pieces from 1916 (100 years ago). The Büsser and Lefebvre pieces are not unknown, and the Fauré ...

September 12, 2016

Preparing for a multiple woodwinds recital

For over a decade, all of my solo recital performances have been on multiple woodwind instruments. Last month I performed (twice) a recital program with pieces played on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and three saxophones. Here are some of the things I do to prepare. Practice the physical changes. I opened my program with an oboe piece, ...

September 8, 2015

Recital videos, August 2015

I put on a faculty recital in August with a colleague. Here is the program and some videos: Program

November 3, 2014

Videos: Piazzolla Tango Etudes for multiple woodwinds

Here are some videos from a guest recital I did at the University of Tennessee at Martin a few weeks ago. Among other things, I played Ástor Piazzolla’s Tango Etudes, originally for solo flute, in my own arrangement for multiple woodwinds soloist.

September 19, 2013

New sound clips: Faculty woodwinds recital, Aug. 27, 2013

It’s time again for the annual post-mortem on my on-campus faculty recital. This year’s program was all Telemann, which was fun. Since some of my most formative years as a musician happened back when I was primarily a saxophonist, I still feel a little out of my depth with Baroque style, and preparations for this recital ...

August 20, 2013

Faculty woodwinds recital, Aug. 27, 2013

Bret Pimentel, woodwinds Kumiko Shimizu, piano Nicole Davis, cello Works by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) Faculty Recital Delta State University Department of Music Recital Hall, Bologna Performing Arts Center Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:30 PM Program Sonata in A minor for oboe and basso continuo, TWV 41:a 3 (c. 1728) Siciliana Spirituoso Andante amabile Vivace Sonata ...

October 22, 2012

New sound clips: Faculty woodwinds recital, Sep. 13, 2012

Here are some sound clips from my faculty recital last month. I try to make a point of keeping myself challenged, and mission accomplished on this one. The repertoire, selected collaboratively with my outstanding pianist colleague Dr. Kumiko Shimizu, was all pieces with some connection to jazz music. First up on the program was selected movements ...

September 8, 2012

Faculty piano and woodwinds recital, Sept. 13, 2012

Kumiko Shimizu, piano Bret Pimentel, woodwinds Faculty Recital Delta State University Department of Music Recital Hall, Bologna Performing Arts Center Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:30 PM Program from Suite for Flute and Piano Claude Bolling (b. 1930) I. Baroque and Blue V. Irlandaise VII. Veloce from Four Personalities for Oboe and Piano Alyssa Morris (b. 1984) ...

April 18, 2012

Recital preparation

A few of my students have had recitals or other solo performances recently. Besides musical preparation, this is the advice I give: Visualize. If possible, spend time in the performance space before performance day. If not, imagine up a good representation of what the space is likely to look and “feel” like. Mentally walk through the ...
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