NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Orchestra of the Pines at Stephen F. Austin State University will present “Musical Landscapes” when the student ensemble performs at 7:30 pm. Tuesday, May 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
Among the highlights of the concert will be a performance of Fort Worth music composition student Travis Wattigney’s “The Awakening Valley.” The work was the winning entry in the 2018 Tennessee Valley Music Festival for Scores and was selected as winner in the most recent SFA School of Music’s Composition Competition, earning it a performance by the orchestra.
The concert will also feature a performance by Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, professor of violin, on Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending,” according to Dr. Pierre-Alain Chevalier, visiting director of orchestral activities at SFA and musical director of the orchestra.
Other program selections include “Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage” by Felix Mendelssohn; “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss Jr.; “In the Steppes of Central Asia” by Alexander Borodin; “The Walk to Paradise Garden” by Frederick Delius; and “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius.
Cole Concert Hall is located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive. 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.