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Special Somos Musicos

Feb 09, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The School of Music presents a Special Somos Musicos!
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Somos Musicos! is a concert series showcasing student performances. This "Special" one will take place in the Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center, instead of the one at the Music Building. It will not be preceded by Musicians Forum.

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin at least 15 minutes prior to the program on a firs tcome, first serve basis; $5 parking available at Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention  students enrolled in Departmental Recital course: This is a RED event). 

Film Screening and Discussion: "The Singing Generation"

Feb 10, 7:30PM 9:30PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theatre
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts and Communication
A Film Screening and Discussion with director James Tusty: "The Singing Revolution"
Sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Fine Arts and Communication
7:30 p.m.
LBJ Teaching Theatre

Open and free to the public. No advance reservation required.

Attention Students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD attendance event (even though it is not specifically sponsored by the School of Music).

Faculty/Guest Artist: Duo Paradox: Lynn Ledbetter, violin with Owen Lovell, piano

Feb 14, 2:00PM 3:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Faculty and Guest Artist Series present Duo Paradox: Lynn Ledbetter, violin with Owen Lovell, piano
2:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Lynn F. Ledbetter, a native of Austin, TX, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Houston, and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Following nine years as a faculty member at Eastern New Mexico University, she returned to the Austin area to serve on the faculty at Texas State University as Professor of Violin and Coordinator of the String Area. In addition, she has served on the music faculties of the College of Saint Scholastica and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center. 

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Faculty Artist: Ian Davidson, oboe

Feb 17, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Faculty Artist Series presents Ian Davidson, oboe
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Oboist Ian Davidson has appeared as soloist and chmaber musicain on six continents. He is currently affiliated with two professional orchestras in Austin and is the founding member of Wild Basin Winds, an Austin-based national woodwind quintet. Holding degrees from DePauw University and University of Texas, Dr. Davidson is Professor of Oboe at Texas State University, where he has been recognized on several levels for outstanding contributions in teaching, service and scholarly creative activity.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Faculty Artists: Karla Hamelin, cello and Joey M. Martin, piano

Feb 18, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Faculty Artist Series presents Karla Hamelin, cello and Joey M. Martin, piano
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Karla Hamelin, accomplished Canadian cellist and avid chamber musician, has worked with numerous artists in other disciplines, including dancers, choreographers, visual artists, poets and actors as well as studio musicians. Her ability to play a broad and diverse spectrum of repertoire has made her a sought-after performer of new works, orchestral and chamber music, and a featured artist in a baroque cantata series. An advocate of new music, Dr. Hamelin has performed with contemporary ensembles such as the American Repertory Ensemble and Audio Inversions. Involved in several commissions and premieres, she has also worked with notable living composers.

Participating in music festivals in Graz, Austria, Banff, Aspen, and elsewhere, Karla Hamelin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance from The University of Texas at Austin. While a doctoral student at UT, she was teaching assistant to Professor Phyllis Young and taught in their String Project. Before pursuing her doctorate, Karla earned a Master of Music degree in cello performance from The University of Michigan under the tutelage of Anthony Elliott. Equally dedicated to performing and teaching, Dr. Hamelin has taught at the Austin Chamber Music Center, Concordia University and Texas Lutheran University. She was recently appointed as an adjudicator for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada.

Joey M. Martin is a musician regarded for his diverse musical interests, engaging artistry, and passionate enthusiasm for the choral art. He is professor of music at Texas State University where he serves as the Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication and as the Director of Choral Activities teaching graduate courses in choral conducting, choral literature and vocal pedagogy. As a pianist, he also enjoys collaborating with vocal artists in recitals serving as coach/accompanist for such diverse artists are Jennie Olson, Maria Jette, Timothy Jones, Cheryl Parrish, and Juli Wood.



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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

TX State Trombone Sympoisium

Feb 19, 3:30PM 5:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
on-site masterclasses and concerts are free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The School of Music presents TX State Trombone Symposium
(All events at the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, unless otherwise indicated).

Friday's schedule:
3:30 PM On-site Registration
4:00 PM Masterclass: Zach Bond and Marques Young with Thein Brass Exhibit
5:30 PM Dinner Break
7:30 PM Joseph Alessi and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble (at Bates Recital Hall; University of Texas Butler School of Music; Admission $5-10) (WILD CARD event for TX State Department Recital students)

Exhibits by: Michael Rath Trombones, S.E. Shires, Edwards Instrument Company, Thein Brass Instruments, H&H Music.

Masterclasses and concerts are open to the public. Registration/admission fees payable at the door: $25 registration for Symposium participants;  $10 general admission for concerts, masterclasses and lectures (free for TX State faculty, staff & students); parking for a fee is available for the on-site events at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.

(http://www.txstatetrombone.com/symposium)

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TX State Trombone Sympoisium

Feb 20, 9:00AM 10:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
$25 registration fee for participants; $10 General admission to concerts, masterclasses and lectures (Free admission for TX State faculty, staff & students)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The School of Music presents TX State Trombone Symposium
all on-site events at the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, unless otherwise indicated

Saturday's schedule:
9:00 AM On-site Registration at Performing Arts Center
9:30 AM Group Warm-up with Marques Young at Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
10:30 AM Exhibit Hall Opens in Room 209E
11:00 AM Jazz Masterclass: Nate Kimball
12:00 PM Lunch on your own and visit exhibits
1:00 PM Orchestral Excerpt Masterclass: San Antonio Symphony Low Brass at Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
2:30 PM Break (visit exhibits)
3:00 PM Trombone Choir Performance: Texas A & M University Trombone Choir (MAROON attendance credit for TX State Department Recital students)
4:00 PM Break (visit exhibits)
5:00 PM Guest Artist Recital: Zachary Bond and Marques Young (GOLD attendance credit for TX State Department Recital students)
6:30 PM Trombone Choir Performance: Round Rock HS Trombone Choir, Texas State University Trombone Choir (MAROON attendance credit for TX State Department Recital students)
7:30 PM Dinner
8:30 PM Jazz Concert: Nate Kimball and the Texas State University Jazz Ensemble (GOLD attendance credit for TX State Department Recital students)

Exhibits by: Michael Rath Trombones, S.E. Shires, Edwards Instrument Company, Thein Brass Instruments, H&H Music.

Masterclasses and concerts are open to the public, Registration and admission fees are payable at the door: $25 registration for Symposium particpants; $10 general admission fee for masterclasses, concerts and lectures (free for TX State Faculty, staff and students); Parking for a fee is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center for all on-site events

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TX State Trombone Symposium

Feb 21, 10:00AM 11:15AM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
on-site masterclasses and concerts are free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The School of Music presents TX State Trombone Symposium

All on-site events are at the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, unless otherwise indicated

Masterclasses and concerts are open to the public.  Fees are payable at the door: $25 registration fee for Symposium participants; $10 general admission fee for concerts, masterclasses and lectures (free admission for TX State faculty, staff & students); Parking for a fee is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.

Sunday's schedule:
10:00 AM Conn-Selmer Tenor Trombone Solo Competition Finals
10:30 AM Edwards Bass Trombone Solo Competition Finals
11:00 AM Rath Jazz Trombone Solo Competition Finals
12:15 PM Symposium ends 

Attention students enrolled in Department Recital course: 1 MAROON credit available for attending all 3 competition finals)

Exhibits by: Michael Rath Trombones, S.E. Shires, Edwards Instrument Company, Thein Brass Instruments, H&H Music. 

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Ensemble: TX State Symphony Orchestra Concert

Feb 22, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX State Symphony Orchestra Concert, directed by Dr. Carolyn Watson
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

TX State International Concert Series: Claremont Trio (violin, cello, piano)

Feb 23, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
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, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State Concert Series presents the Claremont Trio, featuring Emily Bruskin, violin, Julia Bruskin, cello and Andrea Lam, piano
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Claremont Trio was the first winner of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Emily Bruskin, violin, JuliaBruskin, cello, and Andrea Lam, piano, during the 2014-15 season performed at the Library of Congress, the San Miguel International Festival (Mexico), the Sanibel Music Festival (FL), Concerts at the Point (MA), Music Mondays (NY), Dayton Vanguard Concerts (OH), the Rockport Chamber Music Festival (MA) and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (MA).  Highlights of other recent seasons include concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and the Chamber Music Societies of Phoenix, Dallas, Sedona, Cincinnati, Detroit, San Antonio, and the Universities of Washington, Wisconsin, and Missouri. Bridge Records released the Claremont Trio’s newest recording of the Beethoven “Triple” Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.  Their
discography also includes trios by Ravel, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Arensky, Kirchner, Zwilich, Paul Schoenfield, Mason Bates, and a collaborative disc with clarinetist Jonathan Cohler which received a Critic’s CHOICE award from BBC Magazine. The Claremont Trio was formed in 1999 at the Juilliard School.  Twin sisters Emily Bruskin, violin, and Julia Bruskin, cello, and pianist Andrea Lam are all based in NYC near their namesake: Claremont Avenue

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Guest Artist: Christopher Davis, Bass Trombone

Feb 24, 5:00PM 6:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Guest Artist Series presents Christopher Davis, Bass Trombone
5:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

A native of Harvey, IL, Christopher P. Davis is currently Lecturer of Trombone at Northwestern University (http://www.northwesterntrombones.com/) and Guest Lecturer of Trombone at the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College (http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/departments/conservatory/). Christopher is the former bass trombone fellow with the New World Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Christopher is also bass trombonist with the biennial Santo Domingo Music Festival in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Christopher has made a career as a high demand orchestral musician performing as guest bass trombonist with several orchestras under the batons of some renowned conductors.

As a chamber musician, Christopher is one of the founding members of the CT3 Trombone Quartet which won the International Trombone Associatiion's Quartet Competition and has toured internationally with Polish jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik to celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederic Chopin.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center. 

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Ensemble: TX State Concert Band Concert

Feb 24, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Concert Band Concert, directed by Mr. Matthew Holzner
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Symphonic Winds Concert

Feb 25, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX State Symphonic Winds Concert, directed by Dr. Kyle Glaser
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Wind Symphony Concert

Feb 26, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX State Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Caroline Beatty
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Special guest artists:
Margaret Rose-Koenn, soprano
Ron Ulen, baritone

Program:
Procession of Nobles by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/trans.
The End of Knowing by Robert Beaser PREMIERE PERFORMANCE
Ecstatic Waters by Steven Bryant

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.  Visitors may park at Pleasant Street Garage (across the street from the Music Building) without a paid permit from Friday, 5pm through Sunday, 7pm.  (Visitors are required to pay at the self-serve kiosk in the garage for any time their cars are in the garage after 7pm on Sunday). 

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

Ensemble: Aurora String Quartet

Feb 29, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents Aurora String Quartet
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center. 

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

Guest Artist: Jessica Voigt Page, saxophone

Mar 01, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Guest Artist Series presents Jessica Voigt Page, saxophone
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Classical Saxophonist Jessica Voigt is a young musician originally from Geelong, Australia. Jessica is making a mark as one of Australia’s up and coming music professionals. Currently based in Austin, Texas, she was invited as a guest artist at Colorado Mesa University's 2014 Single Reed Day, performed at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance's national conference in Illinois, and has just returned from a performance and teaching tour of Australia in June and July 2014 with her husband, fellow saxophonist Dr. Stephen Page. She is also a regular columnist as “Saxophone Correspondent” with the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center. 

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Masterclass: Jessica Voigt Page, saxophone

Mar 01, 7:00PM 8:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The School of Music presents a Saxophone Masterclass with Jessica Voigt Page
7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Classical Saxophonist Jessica Voigt is a young musician originally from Geelong, Australia. Jessica is making a mark as one of Australia’s up and coming music professionals. Currently based in Austin, Texas, she was invited as a guest artist at Colorado Mesa University's 2014 Single Reed Day, performed at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance's national conference in Illinois, and has just returned from a performance and teaching tour of Australia in June and July 2014 with her husband, fellow saxophonist Dr. Stephen Page. She is also a regular columnist as “Saxophone Correspondent” with the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine.

Open to the public.  No advance reservation or ticket required.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: No attendance credits are given for masterclasses).

Guest Artist: Daniel Pardo, flute

Mar 02, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Guest Artist Series presents Daniel Pardo, flute
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Columbian born flutist, Daniel Pardo is currently completing a DMA at UNT. He holds a BM from TX State, an MM from UNT and a Master Certificate in Music Production from Berklee College of Music.  Awards include a teaching assistantship at UNT, Outstanding Soloist at the North Texas Jazz Festival, presentations at the International Society for Improvised Music held at CalArts and the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in 2009.  Daniel has released his debut album, Joy to the Other World and leads the World Music group, From a Land Far Away.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center. 

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Musicians Forum

Mar 03, 6:15PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 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 45-mnute 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; $5 parking available at Pleasant Street Garage. (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Somos Musicos!

Mar 03, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 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 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; $5 parking available at Pleasant Street Garage. (Attention  students enrolled in Departmental Recital course: This is a RED event). 

Latin Music Studies: A Salsa Tribute to Fania Legends

Mar 04, 7:30PM 9:30PM
Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos High School Auditorium
Cost:
$5
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The Latin Music Studies area of the School of Music and San Marcos High School present A Salsa Tribute to Fania Legends
7:30pm-9:30pm
San Marcos High School Auditorium

The Latin Music Studies area and San Marcos High School present a tribute to legends of the Fania record label.  Concert features Orquesta Cascabel from San Marcos HS and Orquesta del Rio and Salsa del Rio from Texas State University,  Tickets for this event will be available though txtatepresents.com at $5 each. Come join us for a tribute to some of the most influential salsa musicians in the history of the genre.

 (Attention students enrolled in the  Departmental Recital Course: This is a "WILD CARD" event).

Guest Artist: Timothy Ehlen, piano

Mar 05, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Guest Artist Series presents Timothy Ehlen, piano
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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Faculty/Guest Artists: Madera Duo, Lynn Ledbetter, violin with Roy Wylie, piano

Mar 06, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Faculty and Guest Artist Series presents Madera Duo, featuring Lynn Ledbetter, violin with Roy Wylie, piano
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Professor of Violin and Coordinator of Strings at TX State, Dr. Lynn F. Ledbetter holds degrees from UT-Austin and the University of Houston. Previously, she was a music faculty member of Eastern New Mexico University, University of Southern Mississippi and College of Saint Scholastica.  She has been affiliated with several prestigious orchestras as principal or concertmaster and continues to concertize as a solo recitalist and chamber musician in the US and abroad.

Dr. Roy Wylie received numerous awards as a young pianist in Houston and has had many concert appearances as a soloist and chamber musician throughout his career.  He holds a DMA from UT-Austin with earlier study at Southern Methodist University, Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.  He recently returned to Houston after teaching at Auburn University for 27 years and plans to spend time now in collaborative performances with other musicians in the area.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Ensemble: TX State Jazz Ensemble

Mar 07, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 Concert, 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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

TX State Community Youth Outreach Programs Concert

Mar 08, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State Community Youth Outreach Programs Concert
6:00 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. $5 parking available at Pleasant Street Garage.

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

Ensemble: TX State Jazz Orchestra Concert

Mar 08, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 Orchestra Concert, directed by Dr. Keith Winking
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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Jazz Lab Band Concert

Mar 09, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 Lab Band Concert, 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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

CANCELLED - Faculty Artist: Vanguel Tangarov, clarinet

Mar 10, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Faculty Artist Series presents Vanguel Tangarov, 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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Guest Artist: Isaac Bustos, Classical Guitar

Mar 21, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Guest Artist: Isaac Bustos, Classical guitar
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Classical guitarist and educator, Dr. Isaac Bustos, has made several Radio and Television appearances and is in demand to give clinics, master classes and performances in some of the most prestigious festivals in the world. Dr. Bustos has also appeared as soloist with several orchestras, internationally. He holds an impressive number of top prizes in over 12 major international competitions, 7 of which are first prizes. Dr. Bustos has two solo recordings and also performs with the Texas Guitar Quartet.
“Soulful and virtually flawless,” hails the Portland Oregonian and the Boston Globe writes, “In warm, round tones, the notes of Bach cascaded from the guitar, every note correct and played without hesitation.”

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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage (across the street from the Music Building).

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

CANCELLED - Faculty Artist: Paula Bird, violin

Mar 21, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Faculty Artist Series presents Paula Bird, violin
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Paula E. Bird, an accomplished violinist and pianist, received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, her M.M. from Texas State University, and is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also studied music performance (violin and piano) at Temple University in Philadelphia
Bird currently performs as a member of the prestigious Artisan Quartet and first violin with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and she serves as Associate Concertmaster and Master Class Clinician with the Sunriver Music Festival in Oregon. Paula currently teaches chamber music, applied violin, and Mariachi violin sectionals at Texas State University. She has been a member of numerous professional symphony orchestras in Pennsylvania and Texas and has performed in numerous master classes as a violinist and pianist. She is also a registered teacher of Dr. Suzuki’s Talent Education Method and maintains an extensive private violin and piano studio in Wimberley, TX.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

TX State International Concert Series: Jill Grove, mezzo-soprano

Mar 22, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
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, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State International Concert Series presents Jill Grove, Mezzo-soprano
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
  American Jill Grove has won critical raves throughout America and Europe for her distinguished portrayals of the heroines of German and Italian opera. She is equally at home with the world's leading orchestras and in recital. Her operatic engagements include singing with New Orleans Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Munich Staatsoper, Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Dallas Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and Welsh National Opera. She has performed in concert with the American Classical Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony , Toronto Symphony under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis; Houston Symphony under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach, National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, Bergen Philharmonic and Norddeutsche Rundfunk, Toronto Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Grove's
recordings are featured on Chandos, Deutsche Grammophon and Decca/London.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Musicians Forum

Mar 24, 6:15PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 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 45-mnute 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; $5 parking available at Pleasant Street Garage. (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Somos Musicos!

Mar 24, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 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 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; $5 parking available at Pleasant Street Garage. (Attention  students enrolled in Departmental Recital course: This is a RED event). 

CANCELLED - Faculty Artists: TreSorelle Trio, "Festa di Primavera"

Mar 28, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Faculty Artist Series presents TreSorelle Trio, featuring Paula Bird, violin, Karla Hamelin, cello, and Faith Debow, piano, performing "Festa di Primavera"
8:00 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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Ensemble: TX State Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble

Mar 28, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble directed by Mr. Raul Rodriguez
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking 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).

Ensemble: TX State Symphony Orchestra Concert

Mar 29, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX State Symphony Orchestra Concert, directed by Dr. Carolyn Watson
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Wind Symphony Chamber Concert

Mar 30, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Caroline Beatty
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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Guest Artist: Lei Weng, piano

Mar 31, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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
Guest Artist Series presents Lei Weng, piano
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage.

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Faculty Artist: Ames Asbell, viola

Mar 31, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Faculty Artist Series presents Ames Asbell, viola
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Violist Ames Asbell has performed classical, tango, and popular music in over 30 countries around the world, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to universities to clubs. She appears on dozens of internationally released CDs, film scores and broadcasts, and five appearances on PBS television staple Austin City Limits. From 2001 to 2005, she toured globally with rock legend David Byrne (of Talking Heads), appearing with him on broadcasts such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and Later...with Jools Holland (BBC) as well as two international DVD releases.
A passionate teacher, Dr. Asbell has twice had the honor of teaching the top high school violist in the state of Texas, and her former students have gone on to study at prestigious schools of music such as Eastman, Rice, Oberlin, and Peabody. She has served on Texas State University faculty since 2005, teaching viola and chamber music as well as theory and music literature courses and performing with faculty ensembles. In fall 2010, she launched the Texas State String Project, a Suzuki-based community outreach program which offers string instruction to San Marcos-area elementary-school students.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Ensemble: TX State Horn Ensemble

Apr 01, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Horn Ensemble directed by Mr. H. Stephen Hager
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage

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

Faculty Artists: Soon Cho, mezzo-soprano, Ames Asbell, viola and Joey M, Martin, piano

Apr 02, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Please note: This event has been moved to this date since it was first posted.

Faculty Artist Series presents Soon Cho, mezzo-soprano, Ames Asbell, viola and Joey M. Martin, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

As a recitalist, chamber musician, oratorio and concert soloist, and equally at home on the opera stage, Soon Cho began her professional singing career under the batons of world-renowned conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Kristjan Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Erich Kunzel, Julius Rudel, Mischa Santora, and David Zinman. Deeply committed to education as an artist teacher, Ms. Cho joined the voice faculty at Texas State University in 2014, having taught previously for seven years at Baylor University.  She is also on the faculty at Cornish-American Song Institute, a three-week intensive study of Art Song in Oxford and Falmouth in England.

Violist Ames Asbell has performed classical, tango, and popular music in over 30 countries around the world, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to universities to clubs. She appears on dozens of internationally released CDs, film scores and broadcasts, and five appearances on PBS television staple Austin City Limits. From 2001 to 2005, she toured globally with rock legend David Byrne (of Talking Heads), appearing with him on broadcasts such as Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and Later...with Jools Holland (BBC) as well as two international DVD releases.
A passionate teacher, Dr. Asbell has twice had the honor of teaching the top high school violist in the state of Texas, and her former students have gone on to study at prestigious schools of music such as Eastman, Rice, Oberlin, and Peabody. She has served on Texas State University faculty since 2005, teaching viola and chamber music as well as theory and music literature courses and performing with faculty ensembles. In fall 2010, she launched the Texas State String Project, a Suzuki-based community outreach program which offers string instruction to San Marcos-area elementary-school students.

Joey M. Martin is a musician regarded for his diverse musical interests, engaging artistry, and passionate enthusiasm for the choral art. He is professor of music at Texas State University where he serves as the Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication and as the Director of Choral Activities teaching graduate courses in choral conducting, choral literature and vocal pedagogy. As a pianist, he also enjoys collaborating with vocal artists in recitals serving as coach/accompanist for such diverse artists are Jennie Olson, Maria Jette, Timothy Jones, Cheryl Parrish, and Juli Wood.



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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Ensemble: Trombone Quartets in Concert (McCain)

Apr 04, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents Trombone Quartets in Concert, featuring students of Dr. Martin McCain
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage

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

Guest Artist: Yarn/Wire Composer Reading

Apr 09, 10:00AM 12:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Guest Artist Series presents a Mini-residency, "Yarn/Wire" Composer Reading (of TX State student compositions)
10:00 a.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage

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

Guest Artist: Yarn/Wire Performance Masterclass

Apr 09, 2:00PM 4:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Guest Artist Series presents Yarn/Wire, a Mini-residency, Performance Masterclass
2:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: NO attendance credit is given for masterclasses).

Guest Artist: Yarn/Wire Concert

Apr 09, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Guest Artist Series presents Yarn/Wire Concert (more info to be posted later)
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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Faculty Artist: Todd Oxford, saxophone

Apr 11, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Faculty Artist Series presents Todd Oxford, saxophone
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Todd Oxford is active internationally as a performer, recording artist, and educator appearing in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and throughout forty-six of the fifty United States. Formally educated at The University of Texas, Mr. Oxford received the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in 2001. He launched a performance career with an invitation to join the internationally acclaimed Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet. In thirteen years as the quartet’s baritone saxophonist, Todd Oxford’s recordings and performances have been reviewed by several publications and he has received acclaim with a number of prestigious awards.  He is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at TX State University and he performs exclusively on Todd Oxford  "Signature Series" Saxophones.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Ensemble: Monday-Wednesday Percussion Ensemble and Panorama Steel Band Concert

Apr 11, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 Monday-Wednesday Percussion Ensemble and Panorama Steel Band, directed by Dr. Genaro Gonzalez
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Clarinet Choir

Apr 12, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Clarinet Choir, directed by Dr. Vanguel Tangarov
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: Tuesday-Thursday Percussion Ensemble

Apr 12, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents Tuesday-Thursday Percussion Ensemble, directed by Mr. Robert Lopez
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Guest Artist: Isaac Bustos, Classical Guitar

Apr 13, 9:00AM 9:00AM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Guest Artist Series presents Isaac Bustos, Clasdical guitar
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

Ensemble: TX State Trombone Choir

Apr 13, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Trombone Choir directed by Dr. Martin McCain
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble. TX State Flute Choir

Apr 14, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Flute Choir Concert, directed by Dr. Adah Toland Jones
8:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Faculty Artist: Josue J. Mora, multiple woodwind instruments

Apr 15, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
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
Faculty Artist Series presents Josue J. Mora, multiple woodwind instruments
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Josué J. Mora, is a multiple woodwind musician and educator. As a performer, he has performed in various orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber ensembles, and musical theater productions in multiple woodwind instruments. As an educator, he was invited to teach the Woodwind Pedagogy courses at Texas State University and holds a private studio in San Marcos, TX. 

Josué holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Studies with a Texas All-Level Teaching Certification from Texas State University where he studied bassoon with Daris Hale, saxophone with Todd Oxford, and clarinet with Stephen Girko.

At Texas State University, Josué was the recipient of multiple awards, including the Presser Foundation Scholar Award (‘13-‘14), the Outstanding Student in Wind Studies (2014), and the Downbeat Magazine 36th Annual Student Music Awards Classical Group College Undergraduate Award (2012) with the Phoenix Saxophone Quartet.

At Indiana University, Josué studies bassoon with William Ludwig, clarinet with Howard Klug, and saxophone with Thomas Walsh. Aside from being involved in various Jacobs School of Music ensembles on bassoon and clarinet, Josué was the tenor saxophonist for the Melos Saxophone Quartet. The quartet won various competitions throughout the 2014-2015 school year. On March 2015 the Melos Quartet competed at the Final Round of the Music Teachers National Association wind chamber competition in Las Vegas, NV.

Josué is currently taking an interruption of study from Indiana University where he is pursuing his Master of Music in Multiple Woodwinds. In preparation for his return to Indiana University, Josué has decided to prepare this recital.

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.  Free parking available in the Pleasant Street Garage all Fridays, starting at 5pm through Sundays, 7pm

(Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Ensemble: TX State Chorale Concert

Apr 15, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 Chorale Concert, directed by Dr. Joey M. Martin
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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State University Singers Concert

Apr 16, 7:30PM 7:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 University Singers Concert, directed by Dr. Jonathan Babcock
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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Men's and Women's Choirs Concert

Apr 17, 3:00PM 4:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 Men's and Women's Choirs Concert, directed by Mr. Craig Aamot and Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer
3:00 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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Keyboard Chamber Ensemble Recital

Apr 17, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Keyboard Chamber Ensemble Recital, featuring students of Dr. Washington Garcia and Dr. Jason Kwak
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No advance reservation required.  Seating will begin on a first come first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Trombone Ensemble (Hurt)

Apr 17, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Trombone Ensemble, directed by Professor Charles Hurt
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Special Somos Musicos!

Apr 18, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
he School of Music presents a Special Somos Musicos!
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Somos Musicos! is a concert series showcasing student performances. This "Special" one will take place in the Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center, instead of the one at the Music Building. It will not be preceded by Musicians Forum.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; $5 parking available at Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.

(Attention  students enrolled in Departmental Recital course: This is a RED event). 

Ensemble: Guitar Ensemble Recital

Apr 20, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents Guitar Ensemble Recital, directed by Mr. Mark Cruz
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall (MUS 236)

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage

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

Ensemble: TX State Concert Band Concert

Apr 20, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Concert Band Concert, directed by Mr. Matthew Holzner
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Symphonic Winds Concert

Apr 21, 7:30PM 8:30PM
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 TX State Symphonic Winds Concert, directed by Dr. Kyle Glaser
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Wind Symphony Concert

Apr 22, 9:00AM 9:00AM
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 TX State Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Caroline Beatty
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

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.  Visitors may park at Pleasant Street Garage (across the street from the Music Building) without a paid permit from Friday, 5pm through Sunday, 7pm.  (Visitors are required to pay at the self-serve kiosk in the garage for any time their cars are in the garage after 7pm on Sunday). (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Guest Artist: Alexandre Dossin, piano

Apr 22, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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
Guest Artist Series presents Alexandre Dossin, piano
6:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Latin Music Studies: Salsa Night

Apr 22, 9:00PM 1:00PM
Location:
Off Campus; Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
$5 cover charge for 18-20 yr. olds; free admission for those 21 up (under 18 not allowed in)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
The Latin Music Studies area of the School of Music presents Salsa Night!
9:00 p.m.-midnight
Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666

The Latin Music Studies area at Texas State University is proud to present another "Salsa on the Square" event: Friday, April 22, starting at 9 pm.  Performers include TX State'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  Departmental Recital Course: This is a "WILD CARD" event).

Ensemble: VocaLibre Concert

Apr 23, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 TVocaLibre Concert, directed by Mr. Craig Aamot
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.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Community Youth Outreach: String Project Spring Concert

Apr 24, 2:00PM 3:00PM
Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State Community Youth Outreach Programs presents String Project Spring Concert, directed by Dr. Ames Asbell
2:00 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.Visitors may park at Pleasant Street Garage without a paid permit from Friday, 5pm through Sunday, 7pm.  (Visitors are required to pay at the self-serve kiosk in the garage for any time their cars are in the garage after 7pm on Sunday).(

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

Ensemble: TX Mysterium for New Music Ensemble

Apr 24, 8:00PM 9:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX Mysterium for New Music Education, directed by Mr. Richard Hall
8:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No advance reservation required.  Seating will begin on a first come first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Jazz Ensemble Concert

Apr 25, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 Concert, 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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Jazz Orchestra Concert

Apr 26, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 Orchestra Concert, directed by Dr. Keith Winking
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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Jazz Lab Band Concert

Apr 27, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) 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 Lab Band Concert, 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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event).

Ensemble: TX State Saxophone Ensembles Concert

Apr 28, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall (MUS 236)
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Ensemble Series presents TX State Saxophone Ensembles Concert, directed by Dr. Todd Oxford
6:00 p.m.
Music Building Recital Hall

Open to the public.  No advance reservations required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Pleasant Street Garage, across the street from the Music Building.

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

TX State Opera: "Lady Bird"

Apr 28, 7:30PM 9:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel-Harrison Theatre
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, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State Opera Theatre presents "Lady Bird"
7:30 p.m.
Patti Strickel-Harrison Theatre in the Performing Arts Center

April 28     7:30 PM      Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre

Lady Bird, a new opera by Sheldon Harnick and Henry Mollicone

Texas State University has commissioned an opera based on the life of Lady Bird Johnson, to be premiered April 28th, 2016 by Texas State Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra.  The work focuses on Lady Bird as national figure during a tumultuous time in America, featuring her train trip through the Deep South riding down racism after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. American composer Henry Mollicone writes often on American cultural themes, including Gabriel’s Daughter, the story of a freed slave separated from her daughter through slave trade, and Children of the Sun, on the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The  librettist is 1960 Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick, writer of the Tony and Academy Award winning Fiddler on the Roof.  Support for the commission comes from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.$5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next tot he Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

TX State Opera: "Lady Bird"

Apr 29, 7:30PM 9:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel-Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$15*Adult/$5*Student (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State Opera Theatre presents "Lady Bird"
7:30 p.m.
Patti Stricke-Harrison Theatre in the Performing Arts Center

April 28     7:30 PM      Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre

Lady Bird, a new opera by Sheldon Harnick and Henry Mollicone

Texas State University has commissioned an opera based on the life of Lady Bird Johnson, to be premiered April 28th, 2016 by Texas State Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra.  The work focuses on Lady Bird as national figure during a tumultuous time in America, featuring her train trip through the Deep South riding down racism after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. American composer Henry Mollicone writes often on American cultural themes, including Gabriel’s Daughter, the story of a freed slave separated from her daughter through slave trade, and Children of the Sun, on the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The  librettist is 1960 Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick, writer of the Tony and Academy Award winning Fiddler on the Roof.  Support for the commission comes from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.$5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next tot he Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

TX State Opera: "Lady Bird"

Apr 30, 7:30PM 9:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel-Harrison Theatre
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, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State Opera Theatre presents "Lady Bird"
7:30 p.m.
Patti Stricke-Harrison Theatre in the Performing Arts Center

April 28     7:30 PM      Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre

Lady Bird, a new opera by Sheldon Harnick and Henry Mollicone

Texas State University has commissioned an opera based on the life of Lady Bird Johnson, to be premiered April 28th, 2016 by Texas State Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra.  The work focuses on Lady Bird as national figure during a tumultuous time in America, featuring her train trip through the Deep South riding down racism after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. American composer Henry Mollicone writes often on American cultural themes, including Gabriel’s Daughter, the story of a freed slave separated from her daughter through slave trade, and Children of the Sun, on the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The  librettist is 1960 Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick, writer of the Tony and Academy Award winning Fiddler on the Roof.  Support for the commission comes from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.$5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next tot he Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

TX State Opera: "Lady Bird"

May 01, 2:00PM 3:00PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel-Harrison Theatre
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, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State Opera Theatre presents "Lady Bird"
2:00 p.m.
Patti Stricke-Harrison Theatre in the Performing Arts Center

April 28     7:30 PM      Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre

Lady Bird, a new opera by Sheldon Harnick and Henry Mollicone

Texas State University has commissioned an opera based on the life of Lady Bird Johnson, to be premiered April 28th, 2016 by Texas State Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra.  The work focuses on Lady Bird as national figure during a tumultuous time in America, featuring her train trip through the Deep South riding down racism after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. American composer Henry Mollicone writes often on American cultural themes, including Gabriel’s Daughter, the story of a freed slave separated from her daughter through slave trade, and Children of the Sun, on the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The  librettist is 1960 Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick, writer of the Tony and Academy Award winning Fiddler on the Roof.  Support for the commission comes from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.$5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next tot he Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a MAROON event). 

TX State International Concert Series: Pius Cheung, marimba

May 02, 7:30PM 8:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
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, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State International Concert Series presents:Pius Cheung, marimba
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Neo-Romantic marimba virtuoso Pius Cheung is widely known as a master soloist. His brilliant CD of Bach’s Goldberg Variations was written about in a feature story in The New York Times, which praised not only the technical feat of performing the intricacies of this keyboard work with 4 mallets, but also expressed admiration for his “deeply expressive interpretation, notable for its clear voicing, eloquent phrasing and wide range of color and dynamics.” His second CD, “Symphonic Poem,” released at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2009, presents Cheung’s own compositions,. As a composer, Cheung’s Three Etudes won First Prize in the Classical Marimba League’s Competition in 2007. He has also composed a Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra, and collections of preludes, etudes and sonatas. Mr. Cheung’s exciting engagements include an appearance as concerto soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performing “Colours of Crimson” by Bright
Sheng. Cheung made his New York solo recital debut in the Young Concert Artists Series at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, his Kennedy Center debut in Washington, DC, and at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra as winner of their annual concerto competition at the Kimmel Center, with the British Columbia Chamber Orchestra and Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra in Canada. He has performed marimba recitals in Boston, Canada, Denmark, Croatia, and at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Cheung moved from his native Hong Kong to Vancouver at the age of 12. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute, his Artist Diploma from The Boston Conservatory, and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. Mr. Cheung currently holds the post of Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Oregon and is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

Community Youth Outreach: Hill Country Youth Chorus Concert

May 03, 6:30PM 7:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); (new) Recital Hall
Cost:
Free admission
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
TX State School of Music Community Youth Outreach Program presents Hill Country Youth Chorus Concert
6:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

No advance reservation required.  Seating will begin on a first come, first serve basis at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.  $5 parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, next to the Performing Arts Center. (Attention students enrolled in the Departmental Recital course: No attendance credit for this event).

17th Annual Feria del Mariachi Competitions and Concert

May 07, 9:00AM 9:30PM
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
tbd
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512-245-3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
17th Annual Feria del Mariachi presents ensemble competitions and two concerts
9:00 a.m. through 9:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre

More specific information about this event will be posted later.

9am-Scholastic mariachi ensemble competition begins
2pm-awards ceremony
3pm-end of competition/ceremony
4pm-1st performance, Feira del Mariachi Concert
6pm-dinner break
7:30pm-2nd performance, Feria del Mariachi Concert
9:30pm-end of concert