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Guest Artist: Inna Faliks, piano

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Guest Artist Series presents Inna Faliks, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

"Adventurous and passionate" (The New Yorker), "a concert pianist of the highest order" (Chicago WTTW) pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most exciting and communicative artists of her generation.  After her acclaimed debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she has performed on many of the world's great stages with numerous orchestras, in solo appearances, and with conductors, such as Leonard Slatkin and Keith Lockhart.  Faliks is currently Professor of Piano and Head of Piano at UCLA.

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  The ticket booth will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event). 


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CANCELLED - Guest/Faculty Artists: Daniel Dufour, Jazz Drummer with Russell Haight, saxophone

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Guest and Faculty Artist Series present Jazz Drummer Daniel Dufour with Russell Haight, saxophone
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  The ticket booth will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

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Musicians Forum

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

The School of Music presents Musicians Forum
6:15 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Musicians Forum offers opportunities for music students to explore and be exposed to issues, ideas and information relevant to their careers as performing artists, teachers, composers and producers.  Musicians Forum features a variety of topics, guest speakers, multimedia and audience participation.  Each session begins at 6:15pm and precedes a Somos Musicos student concert at 7:30 p.m.  Coordinators of the series, School of Music Director Thomas Clark and Senior Lecturer Gordon Jones, select relevant musicianship topics and serve as moderators.

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin at least 15 minutes prior to the program on a first come, first serve basis; Fee-based parking is available at Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building. (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).


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Somos Musicos

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

The School of Music presents Somos Musicos
7:30 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Somos Musicos is a concert series showcasing a variety of student performances.

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin at least 15 minutes prior to the program on a first come, first serve basis; Fee based parking is available at Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building. (Attention  students enrolled in Departmental Recital course: This is a RED event). 


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Faculty Artists: Trio488 Concert

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artists Series presents Trio488 Concert, featuring Daris Hale, bassoon, Ian Davidson, oboe and Jason Kwak, piano
4:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door. The ticket booth opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

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Student Recital: Jenna Quiroz, Senior Voice Recital

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Jenna Quiroz, Senior Voice Recital
8:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Jenna is a student of Mr. Ron Ulen.

Free admission and open to the public.  Free parking is available on weekends in the Pleasant Street Garage, located across the street from the Music Building.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Stuent Recital: Evan Karley, Senior Percussion Recital

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free Admission
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Evan Karley performs a recital in partial fulfillment of his Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).


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Guest Artist Series: Craig Morris, trumpet

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Craig Morris is the Associate Professor of Trumpet at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC where he teaches trumpet and also coaches chamber music. Prior to his arrival in Miami, Professor Morris held the positions of Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony and Associate Principal Trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony. He has also won auditions for Principal Trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony, Fourth Trumpet of the Boston Symphony, and Fourth Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony.

After winning international recognition, Professor Morris now devotes himself to his work as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Regarded as a leading proponent for new music and original programming, he recently premiered major pieces by two leading American composers -- a major new concerto by Joel Puckett titled The Fifteenth Night of the Moon and The Lightning Fields, a major new work for trumpet and piano by Michael Daugherty. The latter is slated to be orchestrated into a concerto in 2017.

Professor Morris is featured in two solo recordings on the Naxos label -- the Concerto for Trumpet and Winds by Thom Sleeper on the album Reflections (also written for Morris), and his acclaimed debut solo album Permit Me Voyage, featuring his own original transcriptions of Debussy, Schumann, Brahms, and Barber. These recordings are distributed worldwide and can heard on radio stations around the globe. His next album, recorded by Grammy Award winning engineer John Newton, will be dedicated entirely to the solo music of Philip Glass.

As a soloist, Professor Morris has been featured with ensembles and festivals around the world, including concerto appearances with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Beijing Modern Music Festival, the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC Wind Ensemble, and the Miami Bach Society, to name a few. He is slated to perform and record the Christopher Rouse concerto for trumpet, Heimdall's Trumpet, with the Albany Symphony in February of 2018. This recording will be the world premier recording of this piece, and will be featured on an album of world premier recordings of Rouse concertos.

Professor Morris has also appeared at leading international festivals, including Instrumenta Oaxaca in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Schagerl Brass Festival in Melk, Austria, the Blekinge International Brass Institute in Karlskrona, Sweden, and the Beijing Modern Music Festival in Beijing, China. He has been the principal trumpet of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music since 2007, and has served as guest principal trumpet with the St. Louis Symphony, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, and the Jacksonville Symphony.

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance athttp://www.txstatepresents.comor at the door. The ticket booth opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com


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Ensemble: TXST Jazz Orchestra Concert

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TXST Jazz Orchestra Concert, directed by Dr. Keith Winking
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  The ticket booth will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

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Faculty Artist Series: Daria Rabotkina, piano

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Daria Rabotkina is lauded as “…a pianist full of fire and warmth” (The Plain-Dealer). Whether in front of an orchestra, in the recital hall or in a chamber music setting, Dr. Rabotkina impresses audiences and critics alike with her “clearly prodigious musical gifts” (The Washington Post). Audiences find her to be “the real thing” and “spellbinding in everything she played.” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer).

Dr. Rabotkina’s concerto highlights include San Francisco and New World Symphonies, Kirov (Mariinsky) Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Hudson Philharmonic, Charleston Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Concepción and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety). Her orchestral collaborations include conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Feltsman, Julian Kuerti, JoAnn Falletta, Benjamin Shwartz, and Giancarlo Guerrero. Dr. Rabotkina has given recitals at the Kennedy Center (Washington Performing Arts Society), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Ravinia’s Rising Stars, Dame Myra Hess and PianoForte Salon Series in the Chicago area, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in Denmark, Switzerland and Japan.

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance athttp://www.txstatepresents.comor at the door. The ticket booth opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).


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Guest Artist Series: Ibison-Grohovac Guitar Duo Recital

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

This duo features Chad Ibison, a dynamic and energetic player along with Janet Grohovac, a polished performer - each possessing a technical prowess achieved by only the highest level world-class artists. Both earned their DMA at UT in guitar performance under the tutelage of world renowned guitarist, Adam Holzman.

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance athttp://www.txstatepresents.comor at the door. The ticket booth opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).


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Faculty Artists: Karla Hamelin, cello with Faith DeBow, piano

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artist Series preesents Karla Hamelin, cello with Faith DeBow, piano
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.txstatepresents.com or at the door.  The ticket booth will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event). 


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Ensemble: TXST Concert Band and Symphonic Winds Concert

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TXST Concert Band and Symphonic Winds Concert
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available on weeknights at the Pleasant Street Garage, located across the street from the Music Building and Evans Auditorium.  The fee may be paid at the kiosk located on the lowest level of the garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).


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Guest Lecturer: Josh Watkins: "Music of Trinidad & Tobago"

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Josh Watkins is Assistant Professor of percussion at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and performs regularly with the UTT Musicians. He has degrees from Belmont University and has performed in a variety of arenas including jazz, latin, commercial, world music, steelpan, chamber music, and orchestral music. As a guest artist, he has developed seminars for professional and student percussionists. Mr. Watkins is endorser of Pantheon Steel and educator for Vic Firth. He is the founding president of the Trinidad and Tobago Percussive Arts Society (PAS), an active member of the PAS International Committee, and Director of Youth Music Exchange (YMX).

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).


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CANCELLED - Guest Artist: Roger Henry, Calypso Songs, the Music of Trinidad & Tobago

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Dr. Roger J. Henry is a conductor, educator, and composer, currently serving as Assistant Professor of Music and Program Leader for the Academy for the Performing Arts at The University of Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to his University work he continues to maintain a national profile in the Music community of Trinidad and Tobago, as Assistant Artistic Director for the Marionettes Chorale, and as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr. Henry holds a Doctor of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he graduated with minors in Voice and Music History & Literature.

In a career spanning more than twenty-five years, Dr. Henry has served in faculty roles at both the secondary and tertiary levels, and has developed a reputation as a gifted and skillful educator. He has pursued musical excellence across a spectrum of contexts: in academia as well as in church, community, and professional music organizations. For the biennial Music Festival of the Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival Association in 2012, he made history in being invited as an adjudicator, the first time the Festival invited local adjudicators. In 2013 Dr. Henry made his debut as a composer of choral music, with the premier of his composition, There Was a Man Sent From God, sung by the Marionettes Chorale.

Dr. Henry is an advocate for music – for its power to encode, embody, and interpret human experience in the form of sound. He is committed to the enrichment of the musical life of Trinidad and Tobago, the education and artistic fulfillment of the country’s musicians, and the exploration of new avenues for musical creation.

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance athttp://www.txstatepresents.comor at the door. The ticket booth opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  

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Ensemble: TXST Wind Symphony Concert

Location:
Off Campus; Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window) To order tickets in advance, please visit http://www.txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TXST Wind Symphony Concert
7:00 p.m.
Off Campus- Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville

The Texas State Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Carol Beatty will present a concert of music at the Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville.

Open to the public.  


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Guest Artist: Yevgeny Dokshanky, Saxophone

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Belorussian-born American conductor, saxophonist, and clarinetist Yevgeny Dokshansky has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and conductor throughout Europe, North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. He is a 1st prize-winner at the Minsk Jazz Competition, 3rd prize-winner at the 2nd International Music of Hope Competition, special prize-winner at the 5th Aginski International Competition of Chamber Music, and two-time Baird Concerto Competition winner on both clarinet and saxophone. Deeply committed to chamber music, he founded the Chicago Q Ensemble, Martin & Dokshansky Duo, Alito Quintet, and has performed as tenor saxophonist from 2004 to 2006 with the Amherst Saxophone Quartet.

He presently holds an Assistant Professor of Woodwinds and Woodwind Studio Leader position at the University of Trinidad and Tobago Academy for the Performing Arts where he teaches and performs extensively with Ibis Ensemble – Faculty Artists-in-Residence. Additionally, Yevgeny is Artistic Director and Conductor of Ensemble Next Parallel in Washington, D.C. During the summer months, Yevgeny performs and teaches at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Yevgeny holds degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, DePaul University School of Music, and he is currently earning Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Catholic University of America. His principal teachers include Edward Yadzinski, Eli Eban, Howard Klug, Eric Hoeprich, Larry Combs, Magnus Martensson, and Cliff Colnot.

Yevgeny is an endorsing artist for Légère Reeds and he performs on Leblanc clarinets and Selmer saxophones.  

Open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased in advance athttp://www.txstatepresents.comor at the door. The ticket booth opens 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, located across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  

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Latin Music Studies Ensembles: Salsa Night

Location:
Off Campus; Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free admission for 21 years and over; $5 cover charge for 18-20 year olds
Contact:
Danton Bankay, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

he Latin Music Studies area presents Salsa Night
9:00 p.m. until midnight
Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, TX 78666

The Latin Music Studies area at Texas State University is proud to present another "Salsa on the Square" event.  Performers include TXST's salsa ensembles: Salsa del Rio and Orquesta del Rio.  Admission limited to those who are 18 yrs and up; $5 cover charge for 18-20 year-olds; no cover charge for those 21 and up.  Come join us at the Stonewall Warehouse for an exciting evening of Salsa music and dance.  (Attention students enrolled in the  Department Recital Course: This is a "WILD CARD" event).

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