August 24, 2009
09-130

Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

Contrabass Faculty Recital

VALDOSTA - Dr. Tod Leavitt will be performing a faculty contrabass recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 28, in Whitehead Auditorium.

The free performance, which is open to the public, will include "A Carman Fantasy" with Amy Neal on the piano and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" for contrabass and characters.

Playing acoustic and electric bass for over 20 years, Leavitt has performed with dozens of symphony orchestras. He is a featured soloist for several orchestras including the Macomb Symphony Orchestra. Playing classical jazz Leavitt has played with legends like Dave Brubeck and George Benson. In popular music he has collaborated with bands such as The Moody Blues.

For more information about this and other faculty recitals, go to the VSU Department of Music Web calendar at http://www.valdosta.edu/music/calendar/ .