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Rare Music Presents a Cornet Cornucopia

Friday, 11 April, 4pm, Perkins Library, Biddle Rare Book Room Limited parking on the quad in front of the Chapel.  Parking may also be available at the Bryan Center garage and the Duke Gardens.

In the last program of the 2007-2008 Rare Music series, Duke faculty member and member of the North Carolina Symphony Don Eagle will perform on several cornets from the Eddy Collection. The Eddy Collection is one of the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections.  Eagle will be assisted by pianist Deborah Hollis.

Don Eagle is a native of Raleigh, NC. He has lived and worked in this area except for a stint in the military and assignment to the 82nd Airborne Division Band, where he was principal trumpet. Following this service he attended UNC-Chapel Hill. Mr. Eagle left UNC to pursue a freelance career and has become a fixture in many of the leading ensembles in the area, including the St. Stephen’s Chamber Orchestra and the Crown Chamber Brass Quintet at UNC-Chapel Hill. Mr. Eagle has appeared as soloist with numerous ensembles. He is also active as a studio teacher with students at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Meredith College, and Barton College.

The Rare Music series is co-sponsored by the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections and the Duke University Libraries with additional support from the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Development, the Dean of the Humanities, the Carrabina Endowment, Friends of DUMIC, VoChor Incorporated, and the Hopper Piano Company.

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Posted 7 April 2008

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