Patricio Consentino

Patricio Consentino

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – South American tubist Patricio Consentino will perform a recital at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Music Recital Hall in Wright Music Building on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

His performance is part of the 2022 Octubafest Celebrations being held at universities throughout the country. These events are showcasing the tuba and euphonium as solo instruments as opposed to their traditional place as supporting instruments in many ensembles.

Consentino will collaborate with Dr. Minhae Lee, assistant professor of piano at SFA, in performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Concerto for Bass Tuba, the first concerto written for tuba and orchestra; Astor Piazolla’s “Libertango,” one of Piazolla’s most popular tangos that has been transcribed for many instruments and showcases the soloist’s virtuosic abilities; and the Scottish folk song “The Water is Wide,” arranged by Joseph Green.

Consentino is one of the most active tubists in South America, having made a career as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor. After receiving his musical degree at the “Franz Liszt” Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany, Consentino returned to Argentina to accept the principal tuba position with the National Symphony Orchestra. He will also present a masterclass while visiting the SFA campus.

Recital admission is free. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.