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SFA to present joint band concert

April 10, 2012 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Symphonic Band and University Band of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The University Band will open the concert with Randall Standridge's energetic "Steel," which features electrifying percussion and syncopation, said David W. Campo, SFA associate director of bands and the ensemble's conductor.

Graduate student Michelle King of Henderson will be conducting most of the University Band's program since the performance serves as her graduate conducting recital.

The ensemble will present Samuel Hazo's "Blue and Green Music," a musical translation of Georgia O'Keeffe's famous 1921 painting of the same name; "Chant and Jubilo" by W. Francis McBeth; and Karl King's march "Coast Guards."

For the Symphonic Band's portion of the program, SFA Assistant Director of Bands Tamey Anglley will lead the band in playing Pierre Leemans' "March of the Belgian Parachutists" and Jan Van der Roost's "Suite Provençale," a four-movement work based on old folk songs; and Mark Spede's arrangement of David Del Tredici's "Acrostic Song."

The latter is part of Tredici's "Final Alice," inspired by "Alice in Wonderland" and originally written for soprano and orchestra.

Graduate student Holly Royster of Wylie will guest conduct Brian Balmages' "Summer Resounding!"

The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Cole Concert Hall is located it the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.

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