Dr. Eldon Matlick, professor of horn at the University of Oklahoma, will present a guest recital on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Recital Hall. Matlick will perform works by Libby Larssen, Oliver Messiean, Luigini and Rheinberger. The Rheinberger Sonata will be performed on a Vienna horn, an instrument similar to the modern horn, but with pumping valves instead of the normal rotor or piston valves. Vienna horns are still used today in the Vienna Philharmonic and by horn enthusiasts worldwide.
Matlick is professor of horn at the University of Oklahoma School of Music where his duties also include coordinating brass chamber music and conducting the OU Hornsemble.
Matlick has 42 years of professional orchestral experience. Twenty-six of those were as principal hornist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. Other orchestras with which he has been associated have been the Owensboro Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Paducah Symphony and Lexington (Kentucky) Philharmonic Orchestra and as extra horn with the Nashville Symphony, Louisville Orchestra and the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra.
An active soloist, Matlick is a former finalist in the Heldenleben International Horn Competition. He is an extensive recitalist, performing frequently throughout the United States. He has appeared in a soloist capacity at 10 International Horn Symposia and is a frequent guest artist at regional workshops sponsored by the International Horn Society.
He has repeatedly been a featured principal wind player and soloist for the Classical Music Seminar held at Eisenstadt, Austria. Matlick has enjoyed solo appearances with various orchestras. He has twice been a featured soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra performing Robert Schumann’s “Concertstucke for Four Horns” and Ken Fuch’s “Summer Banner” for Horn and Chamber Orchestra.
Matlick is also an educational artist with the Conn-Selmer Instrument Co. He holds degrees from Indiana University (DM and MM) and Eastern Kentucky University (BME).