TTU Concert and Symphony Band concert set for April 15

The TTU Concert and Symphony Bands, under the direction of Robert Foster and Joseph Hermann, will present their final concerts of the academic year Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in the Wattenbarger Auditorium at the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

The evening’s program will feature junior music education major Nathan Hickman, trumpet soloist, in a performance of Eugene Bozza’s Rustiques.

Senior music education major, Jennifer Griggs, principal trombone in the Symphony Band, will perform the final movement of the Derek Bourgeois Concerto for Trombone, Op. 114b.

Faculty member, Joshua Hauser, headlines the concert on trombone. His performances of Richard Peaslee’s Arrows of Time and Slide Ride, a new composition by Tech composer Greg Danner, will serve as a centerpiece for the evening’s program.

Hauser’s performance of Arrows of Time is the culmination of years of work. Hauser has transcribed the piece, originally written for trombone and piano, for solo trombone and band.

Slide Ride, a fast, wild excursion for trombone and band, was written by Tech composer Greg Danner especially for Hauser and the TTU band. The extremely fast tempos and active rhythmic patterns create a fascinating interplay between the soloist and the ensemble.

“It’s an exciting musical experience for everyone,” says Hauser. “Just hang on!”

Other pieces on the April 15 program include Cajun Folk Songs, Chimes of Liberty, Hammersmith and National Emblem March.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the office of University Bands at 372-3165.

 

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