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SFA's Trombone Choir performance part of international observance

March 27, 2018 - Robbie Goodrich
SFA's Trombone Choir will celebrate International Trombone Week with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The 20-piece Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a variety of music when ensemble director Dr. Deb Scott presents the students in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The performance is part of International Trombone Week in which musicians around the globe celebrate the trombone. Marking its 16th year, International Trombone Week features thousands of trombonists creating and participating in grassroots events and performances all over the world, according to Scott, professor of trombone in the SFA School of Music.

Dr. Danny Chapa, instructor of low brass at SFA, will conduct the choir in its performance of "6 Pieces for 4 Trombones" by Vaclav Nelhybel and "O'er the Deep Blue Sea" by Garry Wickliffe, who is a former SFA composition student of Dr. Stephen Lias, professor of composition.

"This piece was originally composed for the SFA Trombone Choir years ago," Chapa said. "It is now published by Brassworks 4 Publishing Company."

Chapa will also conduct "Washington Post" by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Mark Benson.

Scott will conduct the choir in Two Orchestral Fanfares arranged by David Mathie. The works in this selection include "Fanfare pour preceder 'La Peri'" by Paul Dukas and "Fanfare to Act III, 'Le Martyre de Saint Sebastien'" by Claude Debussy.

Scott will also conduct "Buonasera Trombone" by Nicola Ferro, a prominent composer of trombone music.

"'Buonasera Trombone' is composed in a fun Latin style that will include several other musicians helping out by clapping their parts," Scott said. "It will close out the program."

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