About the event
To begin the 2019 Oktubafest, Dr. Paul Dickinson (euphonium) and Jered Kostenko (piano) perform an eclectic program of classics from the euphonium repertoire from Germany, France, and the United States. Highlights of the program include La Belle Americaine by John Hartmann, Concertino for Euphonium and Piano by Rolf Wilhelm, and Massa Brassa by Salvatore LoCascio, a work written for Dickinson.
A native of Darlington, South Carolina, Paul Dickinson works across the Southeast as both a performer and teacher. He recently joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University teaching tuba and euphonium. His pleasing blend of technique and musicianship has earned him praises from some of the most respected brass musicians in the United States and numerous placements in regional, national, and international competitions. He has also been a semi-finalist for prestigious military band auditions. Dr. Dickinson currently serves as principal euphonium for the Gwinnett Symphony Wind Orchestra, principal baritone for the Georgia Brass Band, and principal euphonium for the Poinsett Wind Symphony based in Greenville, SC. He is a founding member of DIVERGENCE, a professional tuba quartet based in Atlanta, GA.
SPONSORED BY ALLEGRO. Allegro is an umbrella Registered Student Organization that represents all music student organizations at Washington State University. Allegro aims to excite and inspire through music by partnering with student organizations to provide funding for world-renowned guest artists to perform and work one-on-one with students on the Pullman campus. Allegro receives generous funding from the Associated Students of Washington State University.