Faculty Spotlight: Douglas Mapp, bass

Faculty Spotlight: Douglas Mapp, bass

Faculty Spotlight: Douglas Mapp, bass

September 18 • 8:00 PM • Boyd Recital Hall

Bassist Douglas Mapp is at home in many styles of music ranging from classical to jazz and Broadway to contemporary classical. The list of artists that he has performed, recorded and toured with includes Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood, Natalie Cole, Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, Ernie Watts, Lana Del Rey, Earth Wind and Fire, R Kelly, and Jeff Majors.

He is the principal bassist of the Reading Symphony and Assistant Principal of the Delaware Symphony. He performs regularly with some of the regions premiere ensembles including the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly Pops, Harrisburg Symphony, and has a twenty-year tenure with the Philadelphia based new music ensemble Relâche. He has performed as substitute bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra both at home and on tour. He has performed as a soloist with many of the groups with which he performs, including his spring 2015 performance of the Bottesin Grand Duo Concertante with the Reading Symphony.

Join us for an evening of chamber music featuring a long-withheld composition by Ralph Vaughn Williams, plus works by Giovanni Bottesini, Serge Koussevitzky, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mapp will be joined by Tim Schwarz (violin), Amy Leonard (viola), Glenn Fischbach (violoncello), Mark Livshits (piano), and vocalist Christopher Thomas. Admission is free and open to the public.

This is a non-ticketed event. Free and open to the public.