NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Music representing locations and composers from around the world will be performed by the Symphonic Band and University Band at Stephen F. Austin State University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.
Titled “World Tour,” the concert features the University Band performing works referencing locations around the globe through titles and/or programmatic content, according to Dr. Chris Kaatz, assistant director of bands at SFA.
The University Band’s performance features Christina Colley, lead graduate conductor from Henderson, and Amanda Bruner, graduate conductor from Little Rock, Arkansas. Among the works to be performed by the University Band are “Myth of the Dragon” by Eben Fernando Heldreth; “Takeda Lullaby” by Benjamin Yeo; “Three Brazilian Folk Songs” by Heitor Villa-Lobos, arranged by Katheryn Fenske; “Loch Lomond,” arranged by Frank Ticheli; and “Little English Suite” by Clare Grundman.
“The concert’s second half, presented by the Symphonic Band, contains works by composers of varying nationalities from across four different continents,” said Kaatz, who is also director of the Symphonic Band. Dr. Cody Hunter, assistant music professor at SFA, is bassoon soloist with the Symphonic Band. He will perform on “The Old Grumbly Bear” by Julius Fučík, arranged by Andrew Glover.
Among the other works to be performed by the Symphonic Band are “Scherzando” by Daisuke Ehara; “Chaconne” from “First Suite in E-flat for Military Band” by Gustav Holst, edition by Collin Matthews; “Suite Dreams” by Steven Bryant; and “Danza Final” from “Estancia” by Alberto Ginastera, arranged by David John.
Concert admission is free. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.