Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville Bands Concert

Jones Auditorium - 10/05/11 - 10/06/11


The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Wind Symphony and Concert Band will present their first concert of the 2011-2012 season at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 5 in Jones Auditorium on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 

The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of assistant professor of percussion and assistant band director Dr. Jason Kihle, the Concert Band will perform a variety of contemporary and classic works, including Mayflower Overture by Ron Nelson, Emblem of Unity by J.J. Richards, and Contre Qui, Rose by Morten Lauridsen. Also featured is Undertow by Austin-based composer John Mackey. 

Under the direction of Dr. Brian Shelton, A&M-Kingsville director of bands, the Wind Symphony will present Remembrances—all of the works are evocative of a time and place, including a memorial to 9/11.  The performance opens with Leonard Bernstein’s classic Overture to Candide, based on the story by Voltaire.  Mannin Veen by Haydn Wood and “Irish Tune” from County Derry by Percy Grainger are based on folk music from the British Isles.  The concert concludes with the stirring Testament: Music for a Time of Trial by David Maslanka.  Written in the months following the 9/11 tragedies, Testament expresses the full range of human emotion from pain to grief to peace.

For more information about this and other A&M-Kingsville band performances, visit the band website at www.tamukbands.com. Or contact director of bands Brian Shelton at (361) 593-2160, or email at brian.shelton@tamuk.edu.

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