Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Free Performance from Trombone Choir March 9

KINGSVILLE - March 03, 2010

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

Free admission and the premiere of an original composition highlight a public performance from the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Trombone Choir at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Frank C. Smith Recital Hall in the Bellamah Music Building.

The choir will be premiering a new work entitled “Bright Spirit” by Dr. Greg Sanders, professor of music at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Sanders is an award-winning composer who has been commissioned by a host of groups and organizations, and was a 1992 nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for his work, "Prairie Dreams: The River's Echo."

Other pieces performed will be "Trombone Octet" by Gordon Jacob; "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber; "American Overture" by Joseph Willcox Jenkins; "Prelude in Eb Minor" by Dmitri Shostakovich; "March from 1941" by John Williams; "Match" by Rainer Lischka; and "South of the Border Medley," arranged for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Trombone Choir by Gary Slechta.

The March 9 performance is the first in a five-performance concert series from the A&M-Kingsville Trombone Choir. Their next performances will be at H.M. King High School, Robstown High School and Tuloso-Midway High School. The fifth and final show in the choir's series will take place at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Fort Myer, VA March 17-20. The workshop is the only professionally organized and staffed trombone workshop or conference in the United States, and the A&M-Kingsville Trombone Choir was one of only five university choirs in the nation asked to perform at the noted event.

For more information, call assistant professor of music Dr. Oscar Diaz Jr., director of the Texas A&M-Kingsville Trombone Choir, at 361-593-2817.

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