Penn State Faculty Artist Series to present Daryl Durran on bassoon Sept. 9

The Penn State Faculty Artists Series presents Daryl Durran, professor of music, on bassoon at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in Esber Recital Hall.

The Faculty Recital Series features performances by the school's artist-teachers in the intimate setting of Esber Recital Hall. This performance includes music ranging from the Baroque period to the 21st-century. Guest performers include Ann Deighton, piano; Anthony Costa, bass clarinet; Kim Cook, cello; Mark Ferraguto, harpsichord; Jim Finnerty, bassoon; Brian Nagle, bassoon; and Erin Trautmann, bassoon.

Durran joined the School of Music faculty in 1983. He teaches bassoon, coaches wind chamber music and is bassoonist with The Pennsylvania Quintet. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Prior to his appointment at Penn State, Durran served as principal bassoonist of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra, and was a frequent performer with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has taught at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan and the American Band College in Ashland, Oregon. Durran performs as principal bassoonist of the Pennsylvania Centre Chamber Orchestra and the Music at Penn's Woods Festival Orchestra. He has been a member of the Festival of Two Worlds Orchestra in Spoleto, Italy, and the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Ore.

As a chamber music player, he has appeared in concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. He is an active member of the International Double Reed Society, regularly offering presentations at the society's conferences. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Quintet.


Prélude de concert sur un thème de Purcell, Op. 53 - Gabriel Pierné
Le rêve de L’Opritchnik - Mathieu Lussier                           
Tango for Solo Bassoon - John Steinmetz
Trio a Fagotto, Chalumeau, e Cembalo, GWV 201 - Christoph Graupner
Prelude, Fugue & Scherzo - Gordon Jacob
Alfonsina y el Mar - Ariel Ramirez
Taquito Militar - Mariano Mores, arr. G. Brusco

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Last Updated September 18, 2013