Trombonist Lee Knier to kick off SU’s fall Feature Fridays Downtown

Salisbury University’s fall Feature Fridays Downtown Salisbury lecture and performance series begins Sept. 15 with the concert “Lee Knier and Friends,” featuring trombonist Lee Knier of SU’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department.

All presentations in the series are held from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Brick Room, 116 North Division St.

Knier is the director of the Salisbury Pops at SU, and has served as interim conductor of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor of the New Jersey Youth Symphony and assistant director of bands at Temple University.

As a trombonist Knier performs regularly with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. He has also performed with the St. Peter by the Sea Orchestra, Metro Lyric Opera Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, Brookdale Big Band, Tex Benecke and the Modernaires, and the Steel Pier Show Band. He also has toured with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra with Buddy DeFranco.

Other upcoming performances in the Feature Fridays series include:

  • Oct. 13 – Guitarist Diana Wagner of the Education Specialties Department.
  • Nov. 10 – Guitarist Danielle Cumming and tenor John Wesley Wright of the Music, Theatre and Dance Department.
  • Dec. 8 – “Holiday Favorites Sing-Along” with Dr. William Folger of the Music, Theatre and Dance Department.

Sponsored by the Whaley Family Foundation and SU’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning, admission is free and the public is invited (must be 21 to enter). Charges apply for food and drinks.

For more information call 410-546-6090 or visit the CELL website at

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