'Triple Bass' to perform guest recital Oct. 20

October 19, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — "Triple Bass," an ensemble comprised of John Moore, Tracy Mortimore, and Scott Pauley, will present a guest recital at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Esber Recital Hall on Penn State's University Park campus. The program includes music written in the Baroque Period, arranged for two double basses and theorbo/lute continuo. Admission is free.

John Moore has been a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony bass section since 1996. He won first place in the La Jolla Symphony Solo Competition in 1993, performing the Koussevitsky double bass concerto. Moore was the associate principal bass with the Honolulu Symphony from 1989 to 1991, and he served as a lecturer at the University of Hawaii in 1991. In 1996, he was awarded the position of principal bass of the Columbus Symphony. In recent years, he has been involved with early music and has performed with Pittsburgh's Chatham Baroque.

Tracy Mortimore performs extensively on modern and historical double basses and violone, and is actively involved with contemporary classical and jazz movements as an improviser and composer. He has appeared with the early music ensembles Santa Fe Pro Musica, Washington Bach Consort, Rebel, Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, Toronto Consort, Chatham Baroque, Folger Consort, and Aradia Ensemble, with whom he has made more than 18 recordings.

Scott Pauley holds a doctorate degree in early music performance practice from Stanford University. Before settling in Pittsburgh in 1996 to join Chatham Baroque, he lived in London for five years. There, he performed with various early music ensembles, including the Brandenburg Consort, The Sixteen, and Florilegium. Pauley has performed with Tempesta di Mare, Musica Angelica, Opera Lafayette, Folger Consort, Four Nations Ensemble, Toronto Consort, and Hesperus. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.


Last Updated October 19, 2015