NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Dallas-Fort Worth area-based fLOW Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Music Recital Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University as part of the SFA School of Music’s Octubafest celebration.
Octubafest is an event that occurs at many universities around the world. The observance is designed to highlight the tuba and euphonium for their solo and chamber repertoire, according to Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA.
fLOW’s program will feature the world premiere of Yuji Ono’s Quartet No. 8 “fLOW.” Other program selections are “Contrapunctus IX” by J.S.Bach, arranged by Mike Forbes; “Benediction” by John Stevens; Quartet No. 4 "4 Dreams," by Yuji Ono; and “Brink” by Dan Kramer. Dr. Danny Chapa, adjunct professor of low brass at SFA, will perform on the Serenade from “The Student Prince” by Sigmund Romberg.
Maintaining an active schedule of performances and clinics, fLOW recently won the 2017 South Central Regional Tuba & Euphonium Conference Ensemble Competition. fLOW members include Takahiro Iwamitsu, Boonyarit Kittaweepitak, Keith Packman and David Mercedes.
Members of fLOW have won prizes at the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium & Tuba Competition, the Jeju International Percussion and Brass Competition, the Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, and various International Tuba & Euphonium Association competitions.
They have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony Orchestra, the South Florida Philharmonic, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and the Blackburn and Darwen Band in the United Kingdom.
Admission is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.