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Stars At Night Concert Series

Stars A tNight

Fall 2017

September 19 – Faculty Showcase

Featuring acclaimed TXST jazz artists Butch Miles, Russell Haight, Utah Hamrick, Russ Scanlon, Morris Nelms, Hank Hehmsoth, Paul Deemer, curated by Prof. Russell Haight.


September 22 – Guest Artists Low and Lower

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Cellist Brooks Whitehouse and bassist Paul Sharpe bring artistry, virtuosity, and satire to the duo genre, creating and commissioning works using their two voices, a sense of humor and a touch of theater.  They have inspired new works by Joshua Davis, John Allenmeier, Bruce Tippette and Chin-chu Hu.  They have performed on WGBH Boston, at the Arizona MusicFest, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Michigan. Both teach at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


October 27 – Guest Artist Gordon Stout, marimba

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Professor of Percussion at the Ithaca College School of Music, many of Stout’s compositions for marimba have become standard repertoire for marimbists worldwide.  As a composer he has studied with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler and Warren Benson.  He has appeared in twelve International PAS conventions as well as throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hungary, Mexico, Denmark, Puerto Rico and Spain.  Gordon Stout was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2012.


November 28 – Faculty Showcase

TXST performance faculty will present a variety of European and American vocal and instrumental chamber music of 18th through 21st centuries, curated by Prof. Todd Oxford.


November 30 – Guest Artists Attacca String Quartet

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Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga, violin, Nathan Schram, viola, Andrew Yee, cello   First Prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, top prize winners and Listeners’ Choice Award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006. They were formed at the Juilliard School in 2003, and made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.


Spring 2018

January 30 – Faculty Showcase

TXST performance faculty will present a variety of European and American vocal and instrumental chamber music of 18th through 21st centuries, curated by Prof. Ron Ulen.


April 10 – Guest Artists Gerhard Siegel, tenor,

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Gerhard Siegel is considered the leading dramatic character tenor on the stage today. A central role in his repertoire is Mime in "Rheingold" and "Siegfried" singing it on the occasion of his debuts at the Metropolitan Opera, at the Bayreuth Festival, Covent Garden, the Cologne Opera and in Tokyo.  Future projects include among others Mime in „Rheingold“ and „Siegfried“ in Budapest, Barcelona and at the Met, „Lulu“ in Amsterdam, “Wozzeck” (Hauptmann) at Chicago Lyric Opera; Herodes in Berlin and Vienna. Gabriel Dobner has been referred to as a "master among collaborative pianists".  He has recorded for Ottavo, MDG and Hanssler Klassik Profil and has won high praise from BBC Music Magazine, Fono Forum and the West German Radio in Cologne. Dr.Dobner performs regularly with Gerhard Siegel and other notable singers and has recorded extensively for radio broadcasts around the world. He is currently on the faculty of James Madison University and has had previous teaching engagements at Indiana University and Nurnberg/Augsburg Hochschule fur Music in Germany.

and Gabriel Dobner, piano

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Gabriel Dobner has been referred to as a "master among collaborative pianists".  He has recorded for Ottavo, MDG and Hanssler Klassik Profil and has won high praise from BBC Music Magazine, Fono Forum and the West German Radio in Cologne. Dr.Dobner performs regularly with Gerhard Siegel and other notable singers and has recorded extensively for radio broadcasts around the world. He is currently on the faculty of James Madison University and has had previous teaching engagements at Indiana University and Nurnberg/Augsburg Hochschule fur Music in Germany.


April 13 – Guest Artists Attacca String Quartet

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Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga, violin, Nathan Schram, viola, Andrew Yee, cello   The Quartet has engaged in extensive educational and community outreach projects, serving as guest artists and teaching fellows at the Lincoln Center Institute, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Vivace String Camp in New York, the Woodlands ChamberFest in Texas, and Animato Summer Music Camp at Florida International University in Miami. Since 2006, they have performed in yearly benefit concerts supporting the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s efforts.