NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Band Department in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will feature several of its student and faculty ensembles in presenting “Kaleidoscope” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
“This unique concert format will feature all of the concert bands as well as the wind faculty members of the Stone Fort Wind Quintet and the Pineywoods Brass Quintet in a seamless evening of musical entertainment,” said Dr. David Campo, director of bands at SFA.
The concert will open with the SFA Trombone Octet, directed by Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone, performing James Kazik’s “The Hex Files.”
Next, the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Chris Kaatz, assistant director of bands, will perform “Seeds of Glass” by Benjamin Taylor and “Single” by Jonathan Newman.
The Stone Fort Wind Quintet will continue the evening’s musical offerings with “Afro,” one movement of Valeria Coleman’s Afro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Quintet.
The evening transitions to the Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Tamey Anglley, associate director of bands, performing “Procession of the Nobles” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff and “La Procesion del Rocio” by Joaquin Turina.
Following the Wind Symphony, the Pineywoods Brass Quintet will perform Lee Morgan’s 1965 composition, “Ceora.”
Rounding out the evening will be the Wind Ensemble, directed by Campo, performing John Mackey’s epic symphony for band, “Wine Dark Sea,” based on the Homeric epic “The Odyssey.”
“The Band Department looks forward to sharing this musical offering with the community without interruption,” Campo said.
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 www.finearts.sfasu.edu.