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SFA Wind Ensemble presents 'Welcome Home' concert

January 25, 2011 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Following a two-day tour of high schools in Houston and East Texas, the SFA Wind Ensemble will present its "Welcome Home" concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

"Going on tour gives us a chance to interact with high school students and their teachers," said Fred J. Allen, SFA director of bands and of the Wind Ensemble. "We want to perform for our Nacogdoches audience the pieces we are playing on tour."

The program features music by American composers. Two of the larger works are "Postcard" by Frank Ticheli and "Short Ride on a Fast Machine" by John Adams.

SFA Associate Director of Bands David W. Campo will conduct "Canzona" by Peter Mennin, and SFA Assistant Director of Bands Brett A. Richardson will conduct "Tunbridge Fair" by Walter Piston.

"And, of course, we have to play an American march," said Allen. "We will close the concert with 'Barnum and Bailey's Favorite March' by Karl L. King."

The Nacogdoches concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. W.M. Turner Auditorium is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Dr.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.