Dr. Robert Grenier’s Premier Sonata for Trumpet to be Performed at the University of South Carolina

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dr. Robert Grenier, associate professor of Music at SC State University, is looking forward to the premier performance of his sonata for trumpet. The three-movement composition will be performed by James Ackley, associate professor of trumpet at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia, S.C. Accompanying Ackley at the piano will be Dr. Joseph Rackers, USC’s associate professor of piano.  The concert will take place on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the recital hall of USC.

In addition to this event, Grenier’s choral piece, “Come, all you nations of the earth,” is set to go on a national tour this spring, sung by the Bradley University Chorale from Peoria, Ill., and conducted by Dr. John Jost. This massive choral piece is written for four, four-part choirs, with 16 individual choral parts.  Each choir is positioned in a different part of the performing space and sings across to the other choir with the audience positioned between the four ensembles. The tour will include stops in St. Louis, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; New Orleans, La.; Metairie, La. and Nashville Tenn.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Grenier at (803) 536-8595, or via email at rgrenier@scsu.edu.