Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Bands To Perform Free Concert November 9

KINGSVILLE - October 26, 2010

Contact: Brian Shelton
brian.shelton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2160

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Wind Symphony and Concert Band will present their second concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, in Jones Auditorium on the A&M-Kingsville campus. 

Admission is free and open to the public.

The concert is entitled Fiesta! The Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Jason Kihle, will perform a variety of selections, focusing on music from the 1960s. The centerpiece of their performance is Symphonic Dance No. 3 “Fiesta” by former University of Texas Professor Clifton Williams, written in 1964. Two other works from the 1960s are the lesser known but important British march Pentland Hills by James Howe, and Lyric Music by American composer Robert Starer. Also on the program is Portraits by Jim Colonna, an homage to some of the great American composers of the twentieth century: Morton Gould, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. 

The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Brian Shelton, presents a wide variety of music from the past 60 years. Commando March by Samuel Barber was written during World War II and is inspired by the then-newly created commando soldier. Cathedrals by 23-year old composer Kathryn Salfelder is a clever and brilliant reworking of the canzonas by Giovanni Gabrieli. A&M-Kingsville music professor Dr. Greg Sander’s MeTro! was written for the Metropolitan Wind Orchestra (Boston). The concert concludes with La Fiesta Mexicana, a Mexican Folk-Song Symphony by H. Owen Reed that will feature members of the Mariachi Javelina.

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

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