Mark L. Lusk, professor in School of Music, will hold his 63rd bi-annual trombone recital from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 28, in the Recital Hall in Music Building I on the University Park campus of Penn State.
During the free event, Lusk will be joined by Nitzan Haroz, principal trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Pete Sullivan, principal trombonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Mark Lancaster Lusk became a member of the Penn State faculty in 1986. Prior to his appointment, he enjoyed a varied career with such diverse groups as the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Ensemble and the Mark Lusk Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players.
He continues to have an active playing career as a soloist, clinician and freelance musician. As a member of the Woody Herman Alumni Band, he has performed throughout the United States and abroad, including featured performances at jazz festivals in China, England, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Scotland and Sweden. The two most recent recordings of the Woody Herman Alumni Band are titled "60th Jubilee" and "Live in London" and are available on the New York Jam label.
Lusk has also performed on Broadway, including the recent production of "Little Women." The original cast album is currently available from Ghostlight Records. His successful experience on Broadway has allowed him to play such memorable shows as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of The Opera," "Sunset Boulevard," "Victor/Victoria, Miss Saigon," and "Beauty and the Beast."