NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a variety of works by noted composers when the student ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
According to Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in the School of Music, the trombone choir program will feature the full choir divided into three parts performing “Canzona XIII” by Giovanni Gabrieli and arranged by Steven Frank. It will also perform “Breach of the Peace” by Simon Wills. “It’s a composition that is fun to listen to that has clapping, stomping and lively Scottish melodies," Scott said.
Adjunct Professor Luke Vacca will conduct a 12-piece trombone group that will perform Flor Peeters’ Suite, Op. 82, as well as a beautiful arrangement of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, arranged by Bruce Tychinski.
The SFA Trombone Octet, conducted by Scott, will perform new compositions that were featured at the International Trombone Festival Composers Workshop in July 2021. Scott is the director of the workshop. The students will perform “Hellfire” by Randy Stagich and “La Cathédrale” by Madeline A. Lee. The octet is comprised of SFA’s top players, including five seniors, two juniors and one sophomore student.
Several quartets will perform. The Junior Quartet will play “A Portrait” by George Gershwin and arranged by Dennis Armitage. The Lady Bones Quartet will perform Quartet No. 1 by Saskia Apon. The Freshman Quartet will also perform.
The group will perform at the Big 12 Trombone Conference at Texas Tech University in January.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit finearts.sfasu.edu. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.