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World-renowned Viento Sur trombone ensemble to perform at SFA

November 7, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
Viento Sur, a world-renowned Argentinian trombone quartet, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Argentinian trombone quartet Viento Sur will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in conjunction with Brass Day at SFA.

"Viento Sur is a trombone quartet known worldwide for their beautiful ensemble playing and distinct sound when playing arrangements of authentic Argentine tangos," said Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in the SFA School of Music. "SFA is included on their current North American tour."

The members of Viento Sur, which include Pablo Fenoglio, Carlos Ovejero, Enrique Schneebeli, and Jorge Urani on bass trombone, will also spend two days working with SFA trombone students, teaching them and listening to them perform in master class settings.

The most well-known composers on the concert program are Astor Piazzolla of Argentina and Corrado Maria Saglietti of Italy. The ensemble will perform Saglietti's "Piccola Suite" and Piazzolla's "Contrabajeando" and "La Muerte del Angel."

"Much of the program will be devoted to performing tangos," Scott said.

Brass Day at SFA is an outreach event in which high school brass students work with SFA brass faculty to prepare for region and area auditions to qualify for the Texas All-State Bands.

Master classes for 1A through 4A schools will be at 1 p.m., and master classes for 5A and 6A schools will be at 2 p.m. The master classes are free of charge. For more information, visit www.SFAtrombones.com.

Tickets for the concert 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.