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SFA Wind Ensemble to perform music of Mackey, Grainger

November 14, 2016 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Wind Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present an "Autumn Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

"This concert is the culmination of our fall rehearsals," said Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA. "It features various styles of music."

Among the featured works will be "Kingfishers Catch Fire" by American composer John Mackey.

"The piece captures the beauty of the colorful kingfisher bird," said Allen. "It is in two movements: a slow brooding opening, followed by an exciting fast movement that pictures the birds taking flight."

Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, will serve as guest conductor on Percy Grainger's "Children's March."

A piece for brass by Baroque Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli will open the concert, followed by "Serenade" by Richard Straus, which is primarily for woodwinds, Allen said.

Also on the program will be pieces by John Philip Sousa and Johann Sebastian Bach.

The concert is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music.

Tickets 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 http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/.