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SFA Wind Ensemble presents Winter Tour concert

January 20, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Wind Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present its annual Winter Tour concert of band music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

"This concert is the final stop on our Winter Tour," said Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA and of the Wind Ensemble "We will perform at five east Texas schools before returning to SFA."

This year, the tour included performances in Lufkin, Carthage, Chapel Hill, Bullard and Henderson.

One of the featured works will be "Awayday" by British composer Adam Gorb.

"This composition is an exciting way to open our tour concerts," said Allen. "It is upbeat and has jazz elements in it."

Featured on the program as guest conductors will be Dr. David W. Campo, associate director of bands at SFA, and Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands. Campo will conduct Steven Bryant's "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Anglley will conduct on "A la Machaut" by Andrew Boss.

"The annual tour gives us an opportunity to perform for high school band students and their directors," said Allen. "We get to meet a lot of future Lumberjacks this way."

Also on the program will be pieces by John Philip Sousa and Samuel Barber.

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

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 (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.