CEDARVILLE — Charlie Pagnard, senior professor of music at Cedarville University, was selected to perform by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra concert master on the DPO chamber series concert titled “The Concert Master’s Choice.”
The program will be performed3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Dayton Art Institute.
Pagnard is slated to perform two selections for the program: “Trio” by Eric Ewazen for trumpet, violin and piano; and “Septet” by Camille Saints-Saens for trumpet, string quintet and piano.
The long-time musician and professor said he was honored to be selected to perform the music, since it is a rarity for brass and strings to perform chamber music together.
“The challenges are many, including balance and blend,” Pagnard said. “But ultimately, it is a wonderfully intimate musical experience. You usually have to go to large metropolitan cities like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles to enjoy this genre, so I am pleased to perform it here in Dayton.”
Pagnard serves at Cedarville University as a studio teacher, brass choir conductor, university orchestra conductor and symphonic band conductor. He has taught classes on music education, church music and applied music. He has been an active performer with several symphonies and orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
He is currently principal trumpet for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and first trumpet for the award-winning Carillon Brass.
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