Hornist blows away Biedenharn Recital Hall Hall

Hornist Centria Brown performed in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall last Friday. She was accompanied by professor Richard Seiler on piano.

ULM’s school of Visual and Performing Arts invited her to play as part of their Guest Artist Concert Series.

However, this was not Brown’s first performance at ULM. In 2017, she had a recital as part of the horn quartet, Allumer Quartet, from Baton Rouge.

The recital began with “Scherzo Concertante” followed by three other pieces. Both “Horn Concerto in E-flat Major, K. 495” and “Concertino, Op. 45, No. 5” consisted of three movements.

Before performing “Laudatio for Solo Horn,” Brown said, “I encourage you to close your eyes and become one with the piece.”

Professor Seiler played piano alongside Brown except during the horn solo.

Although Adrianna Chavarria, a freshman kinesiology major, was required to attend the event for a music appreciation class, she said she was glad she came.

In high school, Chavarria played the clarinet. She said her prior experience with music helped her appreciate Brown’s horn playing.

Brown is a graduate student at LSU.  She is working toward her doctorate degree in horn performance.

Brown was a part of an award-winning woodwind quintet, West Chimes Winds, in the 2016 NOLA ChamberFest.

She is also a founding member of the horn quartet, Allumer Quartet. Their goal is to add new music to the horn quartet repertoire.

Currently, Brown is a band director at a middle school in Gonzales.