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McNeese faculty recital set

March 27, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations

McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts
will present a free recital by faculty members Sarah Cullen, violin, Rod
Lauderdale, French horn, and Dr. Ulysses Loken, piano, at 7 p.m. Monday, April
1, in Tritico Theatre.

The program includes “Horn Trio” by Johannes Brahms, “Prelude From Partita No. 3” by Johannes Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Rage Over a Lost Penny” and Vitzhak Graziani’s “Variations on Haydn’s Theme.”

Sarah Cullen

an adjunct faculty member, holds degrees in violin performance from the
University of Iowa and DePaul University. She has performed with orchestras in
Chicago and Houston, was a longtime member of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra
in Davenport, Iowa, and currently plays with the Lake Charles Symphony.

is in his 28th year as professor of French horn at McNeese. He holds a
bachelor’s degree in music from California State University and a master’s
degree in conducting from Southern Methodist University. He has played
principal horn with the Pensacola Opera and the Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Mobile
(Ala.) and Lake Charles symphonies. Currently, he is the principal horn for the
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Rapides Symphony and second horn with the
Symphony of South-East Texas. He is a member of the International Horn Society.

Loken, an instructor and collaborative pianist, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from San Francisco State University and his Doctorate of Musical Arts in collaborative piano from the University of Oregon. He has performed across northern California and the Pacific Northwest, collaborating with principal members of the Oregon Symphony, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at

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