A&M-Commerce Music Department Performs at Carnegie Hall
Commerce, TEXAS (Feb. 28, 2012)—The Texas A&M University-Commerce wind ensemble and chorale are performing this evening at 7 p.m. at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in the Distinguished Concerts International New York’s "Deep in the HeART of Texas."
The concert includes music by composers David Maslanka, Justin Freer, Andrew Bleckner, Anton Bruckner as well as newly commissioned work by David Sampson entitled Legend.
The concert also features Dr. Brian Zator on Bradley Bodine's exciting new work, Kaleidoscope, for Marimba and Wind Ensemble as well as Jennifer Sanchez, soprano, on James Syler's Symphony No. 1 (Blue) for Chorus and Wind Ensemble.
“The department of music wind ensemble and chorale performed in Carnegie Hall in the mid 1990's,” Dr. Randall Hooper director of vocal activities said. “Other choirs I have conducted have performed as part of mass choirs in Carnegie Hall on numerous occasions, but this is the first time that my choir is featured in a concert conducted by me.”
The concert audience includes alumni from across the country, President Dan Jones and his family, and residents from New York and surrounding areas.
“Some alumni from our region will be attending and some alumni from the Northeast region will be attending,” Hooper said. “Many parents and friends of A&M-Commerce students will be attending along with VIP guests such as the president, provost and department chair of A&M-Commerce and three of the composers of pieces who we will be performing.”
There will be an alumni reception following the concert for students, faculty, alumni and friends at 10:30 p.m. at Bricco’s Italian Restaurant located at 304 West 56th Street in New York.