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SFA's Trombone Choir to present varied program

April 10, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a concert of the Trombone Choir at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The choir will perform a varied concert of traditional trombone choir pieces, according to Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone at SFA and the choir's director.

Among the works to be performed are Anton Bruckner's Adagio from Symphony No. 7 arranged by the principal trombonist of the Chicago Symphony, Jay Friedman. Also on the program is "Marienlieder," Op. 22 by Johannes Brahms, arranged by Ralph Sauer, the retired principal trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

A performance of "Excruciare," composed by a former SFA composition student, Nathaniel Gardner, will feature the choir's bass trombonists.

Among the other concert highlights will be Fort Worth senior Daniel Ramos, Kaufman senior Jordynn Conner, Dr. Deb Scott and Mesquite senior Samantha Williams performing excerpts from Hector Berlioz' "Damnation of Faust" and "Suite" by Flor Peeters. The program also features Carthage freshman Jonah Stewart, Katy freshman Lizzie Pineiro, Palestine sophomore Gaven Hollingsworth and Kirbyville junior Nathan Wise performing "76 Trombones Minus 2" by Leonard Smith; and a trio with Kilgore senior John Wells, Kingwood freshman Ben Kelly and Houston senior Megan Massarello performing "Little Suite in F" by Walter Skolnik.

The group will end the concert with jazz pieces, including "T-Bone Party" by Don Haddad and "Blue Skies" by Irving Berlin, arranged by Lennie Niehaus.

Tickets for the concert, which is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.