Mixtape, vol. 2
CSU faculty member Chris Van Hof presents Mixtape, vol. 2, an evening showcasing the trombone in both classical and jazz settings. The classical half of the concert features two dynamic new works: “Radiant Spheres” for trombone and piano, composed in 2015 by David Biedenbender from Michigan State University; and “Ground Round” for trombone and live electronics, which follows the tale of a cow moving from pasture to auction block. Joined by current and former CSU trombone students and freelance jazz trombonist Rob Borger, Dr. Van Hof debuts four new arrangements of music for six trombones and rhythm section, all drawing from the hard bop and soul genres. The unique location allows for an intimate setting for the classical half and ideal acoustics for the jazz half.