NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The SFA Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra of the Pines) at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform under the baton of its new conductor, Dr. Gregory Grabowski, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in Cole Concert Hall on the university campus.
Among the selections on the program are Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from “West Side Story.” The concert also features a performance by Alina Nebzhidovskaia, one of the three winners of the School of Music’s recent concerto competition, on Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto.
Grabowski joined the School of Music this semester as director of orchestral activities. He comes to SFA from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, where he conducted the Susquehanna University Orchestra and musical theatre performances. He began his career in the public schools of Frisco ISD. Grabowski has led the Richardson Symphony, Flower Mound Symphony, Lewisville Lake Symphony, Bakersfield Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Fairbanks Festival Orchestra. He holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University.
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.