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Faculty Artists: Daria Rabotkina and William McNally, piano

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); 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:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artist Series presents Daria Rabotkina and William McNally, Faculty Piano Recital: Cold War Duo
6:00 p.m.
Performing arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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: Texas State Wind Symphony: "Icons"

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents Texas State Wind Symphony: "Icons"
conducted by Dr. Caroline Beatty
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Performing Fugue from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564 by J. S. Bach, Selections from the Danserye by Tielman Susato, The Blue Bird by Charles Villiers Stanford and Music for Prague 1968 by Karel Husa

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Parking is free on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage, near Evans Auditorium.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Ensemble: Skin and Bones Concert

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents Skin and Bones Concert featuring Texas State Trombone Choir and Texas State Percussion Ensemble
directed by Dr. Martin McCain and Robert Lopez, with Michael Johnson as Guest Conductor
6:00 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required. Free parking is available on weekends at the Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building (and near Evans Auditorium).  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Community Youth Outreach Programs: Spring Concert

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

Texas State Community Youth Outreach Programs presents the Spring Concert, featuring performances by students who participate in the Outreach Programs
6:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No ticket or reservation required.  Fee based parking is available at the Pleasant Street Garage, near Evans Auditorium.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

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Student Recital: Jazz Area Studio Recital

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Jazz Area Studio Recital
8:00 p.m
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

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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Faculty Artists: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Wind Trios for Lovers (of Music)"--Davidson, Hale and Girko

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); 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:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Faculty Artist Series presents "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Wind Trios for Lovers (of Music)", featuring Ian Davidson, oboe, Daris Hale, bassoon and Stephen Girko, clarinet
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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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Masterclass: Dr. Stephen Page, Saxophone

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

The School of Music presents a Saxophone Masterclass with Dr. Stephen Page
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Described by noted American composer Libby Larsen as “fearless on stage,” saxophonist Stephen Page has garnered international prominence as one of the leading saxophonist’s of today’s younger generation.

Dr. Page has appeared across four continents, in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. He has performed under such notable conductors as Fredrick Fennell, Ray Cramer, Craig Kirchhoff, Gary Hill, Toshiyuki Shimada, Gary Green, Richard Heidel and Akira Mori.

Well known for his interpretations of the great original works for saxophone, Stephen has also gained acclaim for his innovative arrangements and performances of the violin repertoire from composers such as Brahms, Faure, Grieg, Franck and Prokofiev, and Bach. He has also furthered the saxophone repertoire through the commissioning of new works from composers such as John Mackey, David Maslanka, David Rakowski, Ida Gotkovsky, David Canfield, Mark Lewis, Gregory Wanamaker, and Mark Mellits, among many others.

Stephen has won prizes in no fewer than ten international and national competitions, including 1st Prizes at the North American Saxophone Alliance Solo Competition, Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Competition, AUREC Saxophone Competition and the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition. Additionally he has been awarded 2nd Prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition (2008 and 2010), the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition, and a Silver Medal at the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

As the Alto Saxophone chair of the critically acclaimed Zzyzx Quartet, Stephen has appeared internationally in venues both public and academic in such notable venues as Izumi hall in Osaka, Japan, and Symphony Space in New York City. Their most recent recording, “Intersections” features standard original repertoire for quartet, newly commissioned works, and the group’s own transcriptions. Most recently, Zzyzx was selected to serve on the panel for the 2014 Barlow Endowment Prize as one of three internationally recognized quartets, and will premiere the winning composer’s new work for quartet in 2016.

Dr. Page has been an active recording artist since producing his first recording at 21 years old. Since that time, he has produced nine additional recordings as a soloist and chamber musician, which can be heard on the Enharmonic, Teal Creek, Crystal Music, and AUR Labels.

Currently residing in Texas and teaching at the Butler School of Music within the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Page has earned degrees from the University of Minnesota, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and the University of Iowa, having studied under Eugene Rousseau, Otis Murphy and Kenneth Tse, respectively. Stephen Page is a Yamaha Performing Artist, and a D’Addario Artist.

Free admission and open to the public.  Fee-based parking is available beginning at 5pm in the Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the  Music Building. (Attention all students enrolled in the Department Recital course: No attendance credit is given for masterclasses).

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Student Recital: Double Reed Chamber Music Film Series

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

Student Recital Series presents Double Reed Chamber Music Film Premieres
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Open to the public.  No ticket or reservation required.  Fee based parking is available at the Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building.

(Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

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Texas State Opera Theater: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel Harrsion Theater
Cost:
$15* Adults/$8* Students, Senior Citizens & military (with ID) (*plus $2 handling fee per ticket purchased on-line or at the door)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Texas State Opera Theater presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"
7:30 p.m.
Patti Strickel Harrison Theater in the Performing Arts Center

Disguises, surprises and compromises!

Can Susanna fight off the Count’s amorous advances, and marry her beloved Figaro? Will the Countess find a way to tame her straying husband? How much trouble can the randy teenager Cherubino get into?

The Marriage of Figaro is Mozart’s music at the height of his genius, containing some of opera’s most famous melodies and characters of all time.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's sparkling comic masterpiece is the story of one madcap day; a day where people’s follies are exposed for all to see and laugh at, and then concludes with one of opera’s greatest scenes of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Sung in English with English supertitles.

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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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Student Recital: Scott Byers, Graduate Clarinet Recital

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Scott Byers, Graduate Clarinet Recital
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Scott is a student of Dr. Vanguel Tangarov.

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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Texas State Opera Theater: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel Harrsion Theater
Cost:
$15* Adults/$8* Students, Senior Citizens & military (with ID) (*plus $2 handling fee per ticket purchased on-line or at the door)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Texas State Opera Theater presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"
7:30 p.m.
Patti Strickel Harrison Theater in the Performing Arts Center

Disguises, surprises and compromises!

Can Susanna fight off the Count’s amorous advances, and marry her beloved Figaro? Will the Countess find a way to tame her straying husband? How much trouble can the randy teenager Cherubino get into?

The Marriage of Figaro is Mozart’s music at the height of his genius, containing some of opera’s most famous melodies and characters of all time.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's sparkling comic masterpiece is the story of one madcap day; a day where people’s follies are exposed for all to see and laugh at, and then concludes with one of opera’s greatest scenes of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Sung in English with English supertitles.

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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)


more about event

Texas State Opera Theater: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel Harrsion Theater
Cost:
$15* Adults/$8* Students, Senior Citizens & military (with ID) (*plus $2 handling fee per ticket purchased on-line or at the door)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Texas State Opera Theater presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"
7:30 p.m.
Patti Strickel Harrison Theater in the Performing Arts Center

Disguises, surprises and compromises!

Can Susanna fight off the Count’s amorous advances, and marry her beloved Figaro? Will the Countess find a way to tame her straying husband? How much trouble can the randy teenager Cherubino get into?

The Marriage of Figaro is Mozart’s music at the height of his genius, containing some of opera’s most famous melodies and characters of all time.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's sparkling comic masterpiece is the story of one madcap day; a day where people’s follies are exposed for all to see and laugh at, and then concludes with one of opera’s greatest scenes of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Sung in English with English supertitles.

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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)


more about event

Texas State Opera Theater: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel Harrsion Theater
Cost:
$15* Adults/$8* Students, Senior Citizens & military (with ID) (*plus $2 handling fee per ticket purchased on-line or at the door)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Texas State Opera Theater presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"
2:00 p.m.
Patti Strickel Harrison Theater in the Performing Arts Center

Disguises, surprises and compromises!

Can Susanna fight off the Count’s amorous advances, and marry her beloved Figaro? Will the Countess find a way to tame her straying husband? How much trouble can the randy teenager Cherubino get into?

The Marriage of Figaro is Mozart’s music at the height of his genius, containing some of opera’s most famous melodies and characters of all time.

Considered by many to be the most perfect opera ever written, Mozart's sparkling comic masterpiece is the story of one madcap day; a day where people’s follies are exposed for all to see and laugh at, and then concludes with one of opera’s greatest scenes of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Sung in English with English supertitles.

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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 Artists: Lynn Ledbetter, violin and Karla Hamelin, cello with Cynthia Smith, piano

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); 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:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Please note: the start time has changed since this event was first posted.

Faculty Artist Series presents Lynn Ledbetter, violin and Karla Hamelin, cello with Cynthia Smith, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Dr. Lynn F. Ledbetter, Professor of Violin, holds the Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Houston, and the Master of Music Degree in Violin Literature/Pedagogy and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served on the music faculties of Eastern New Mexico University, the College of Saint Scholastica and the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been affiliated in a principal or concertmaster capacity with the Musica Bella Orchestra of New York, the Broadway Bach Ensemble of New York, the Arlington (VA) Symphony, Arlington Philharmonic Association, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Orchestra of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Opera, Serenata of Santa Fe, Caritas Chorale and Symphony of Idaho, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Lubbock Symphony/Chamber Orchestra, the Roswell Symphony, the Buffalo Commons Chamber Music Society, the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Bedford Springs Festival, the Meridian Symphony, the Jackson Symphony, the Duluth-Superior Symphony and the Austin Symphony. For four years, she served as Concertmaster of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and as First Violin with the Rochester String Quartet.

Dr. Ledbetter has performed and continues to concertize as a soloist/chamber/orchestral musician in several ensembles throughout the United States, Bulgaria, Turkey, Canada, China, Europe, and Mexico. In addition, she is in great demand as an adjudicator for various national/state/international concerto and chamber music competitions.  She is affiliated as featured artist/teacher/chamber music coach with the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe and MusicArtissimo International Music Festival in Bulgaria each summer.

Recently, she finished work as Chair of the Violin Committee for the third edition of the American String Teachers Association "String Syllabus".  She has held the office of President in the Texas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and served as a member of the American String Teachers’ “Studio Instruction Committee”.  She was the featured master class clinician at ASTA’s National Conference in Providence, RI in February 2013, and has just been named the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Phyllis Young Studio Teacher of the Year Award given by the Texas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

As a teacher, her students have gone on to become successful string music educators throughout Texas and the United States, as well as professional orchestral players, soloists and chamber musicians. 

Cellist Karla Hamelin is a dynamic soloist, educator and interdisciplinary performer known for her effective teaching style and distinctive collaborations.

On faculty at Texas State University School of Music since 2011, she teaches across a range of areas including cello, chamber music, string pedagogy, string literature, introduction to fine arts and is the director of the Texas State String Camp. Having taken certification Suzuki training books 1 through 6, Dr. Hamelin is the Master Teacher at the Texas State String Project.

An accomplished performer, Karla is a frequent recitalist who appears in both large and small ensembles in Austin and throughout the Central Texas area. She has worked with numerous artists in other disciplines including composers, dancers, choreographers, visual artists, poets, authors and actors. Her ability to play a broad and diverse spectrum of repertoire has made her in demand as a performer of new works, a sought after chamber musician and a featured artist in a baroque cantata series. Karla has also volunteered extensively with non-profit music organizations and collaborated on events benefitting associations as diverse as Please be Kind to Cyclists, Hope Arts Festival, Symphony of the Soul and Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids.

Karla received her doctorate in cello performance from The University of Texas at Austin. She holds additional degrees from The University of Michigan (M.M.) and the University of Manitoba (B.M.). Her principal teachers have included Anthony Elliott, Phyllis Young, Ronald Leonard and the late Julie Banton. Karla has spent summers at The Banff Center for the Arts, the Aspen Music School, The Johannesen School for the Arts, Texas Music Festival, Aria Summer Academy and the International String Workshop.


Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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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Student Recital: Guitar Studio Recital (Cruz)

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-2651
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Student Recital Series presents Guitar Studio Recital featuring students of Mr. Mark Cruz
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

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.  The parking fee is payable at the kiosk located on the first level of the garage.  (Attention all students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a MAROON event).


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Ensemble: TX State Jazz Ensemble

Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); 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:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents TX State Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Utah Hamrick
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 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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