NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The SFA Symphony Orchestra will perform Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome” in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.
Dr. Gregory Grabowski, director of orchestral activities for the SFA School of Music, conducts the orchestra, which will also perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Pierre Max Dubois’ Alto Saxophone Concerto, featuring School of Music concerto competition winner Jamal Brown, a senior music education major from Nacogdoches.
The School of Music is collaborating with the Department of Mass Communication to televise the concert on SFA-TV2 and to live stream the event. Dr. Casey Hart, associate professor of mass communications, and his students have developed a pre-concert show that will air at 7 p.m. and will include an interview with featured student performer Brown.
“These collaborations and cross pollination between academic disciplines and departments are valuable opportunities for our students to engage in real-world experiences and learn the importance of team work,” said Dr. John Hendricks, chair of the Department of Mass Communication.
Concert 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.