Western Hornist

2016 Western Horn Festival

Hosted by Randall E. Faust

Western Illinois University held its annual Horn Festival on April 17, 2016.

The Western Illinois Horn Festival 2016 with Guest Artist Clinician—Douglas Hill was held at Western Illinois University on April 17, 2016.

Featured among the master classes, and solo and ensemble performances by guest participants and members of the Western Illinois Horn Festival were a variety of horn compositions by Douglas Hill. These included selections from Ten Pieces for Two Horns performed by hornists Katherine and Jarrett Webb, To The Winter Sun performed by Alphornist Lee Kessinger with Percussionist Kevin Nichols, selections from Song Suite for Horn and Piano performed by hornist Randall Faust with pianist Minjung Seo, Reflections for Horn Alone performed by hornist Ethan Nueva, The Glorious Privilege of Being as well as Shared Reflections for Horn Ensemble performed by the Western Illinois University Horn Ensemble, and The Premiere Performance of two new compositions: Adagio for Horns and Three Short Stories by the Western Illinois Festival Horn Choir with Douglas Hill conducting.

Other special features included Douglas Hill’s lecture: ENTHUSIASM: The Essential Element and an appearance by Special Guest Hornist and former student of Douglas Hill (via Aspen)—The Associate Principal Hornist of the St. Louis Symphony: Thomas Jöstlein conducting his own Campbell Fanfare with the Western Illinois University Horn Ensemble as well as performing “Appel Interstellaire” from Des canyons aux étoiles by Olivier Messiaen, as well as movements from Douglas Hill’s Thoughtful Wanderings with Percussionist Kevin Nichols.

Hornists are invited to attend the Western Illinois Horn Festival 2017 on April 2, 2017.

For more information contact Randall Faust at email re-faust@wiu.edu

--As well as at the website: www.wiu.edu/cofac/horn

Program Information

2016 Festival Horn Choir, Douglas Hill, and Minjung Seo
2016 Festival Horn Festival Guest Performing
Thomas Jostlein, Randal Faust, Douglas Hill.

General Information

For more information about the Western Illinois Horn Festival contact Randall E. Faust at RE-Faust@wiu.edu, 216 A Browne Music Hall, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455. Phone: (309) 298-1300.