Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Wind Symphony, Concert Band Give Free Concert September 29

KINGSVILLE - September 17, 2009

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4143

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Wind Symphony and Concert Band will present their first concert of the 2009-2010 season at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, in Jones Auditorium on the campus of Texas A&M-Kingsville. 

The concert is free and open to the public.

The ensembles promise a memorable night of music from American and international composers.

The Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Jason Kihle, assistant director of bands, will perform classics for wind band. Havendance by Texas native David Holsinger and El Capitan by the “March King” John Philip Sousa are two of the selections. 

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Brian Shelton, director of bands, presents a program entitled Music of the Americas. All of works are inspired by music and rhythms of North and South America.

Three works are of North American origins: Celebration! by Adolphus Hailstork was composed for the American bicentennial; Silverado by Bruce Broughton, from the movie of the same name, vividly depicts the old west; and From Tropic to Tropic is one of American composer Russell Alexander’s great circus marches.

From Latin America comes Ritmo Jondo, a piece based on Flamenco musicby Spanish composer Carlos Surinach; and closing out the program is Second Suite for Band by Alfred Reed, subtitled Latino-Mexicana. Reed infuses the music with standard Latin rhythms and infectious melodies.

For more information about this and other A&M-Kingsville band performances, contact Shelton at 361-593-2160, or email at brian.shelton@tamuk.edu.
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