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Mazzio tribute slated for Feb. 19
Friday, December 16, 2016

Mazzio tribute slated for Feb. 19

Carl Mazzio with the Trombone Choir

Fredonia School of Music bands, Trombone Choir, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will honor the legacy of faculty member Carl V. Mazzio in a tribute concert on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in King Concert Hall.

The program will feature Mr. Mazzio's favorite wind compositions including the Organ Symphony by Saint-Saëns, “Colonial Song” by Grainger and “Danzon No. 2” by Marquez.

The Trombone Choir will perform, “In His Gentle Presence” by Fredonia alumnus Dan Isgar, and “Buonasara.”

Alumni and friend instrumentalists who wish to perform in this celebration of Mazzio's legacy are invited to participate. A rehearsal is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the day of the performance in King Concert Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public.

A dearly loved teacher and colleague at the Fredonia School of Music, Mazzio passed away last month. He taught trombone since 1998 and, for the last 12 years, also conducted the Wind Symphony and the All College Band at Fredonia. Affectionately known in the School of Music as “Maz,” he exuded enthusiasm while maintaining high standards. Performances of his Trombone Choir were a special treat for all who heard them, both on and off campus.

Before coming to Fredonia, Mazzio served as Principal Trombone of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He earned his M.A. from The Juilliard School of Music, and his B.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

In the spirit of continuing to build on the legacy Mazzio created at Fredonia, there will be an opportunity at the concert to make contributions to the Carl Mazzio Trombone Scholarship established through the Fredonia College Foundation for Fredonia students. Anyone who wishes to make a donation in Mazzio’s honor may also do so through the foundation by calling 673-3321.

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