Texas Tech Ensemble to Perform Preview Concert Ahead of Trip to Tokyo

The event is free, but the ensemble is seeking donations to help the performers pay for airfare to the conference.

WHAT:           The Texas Tech Bassoon Ensemble will give a preview of its performance at the 2015 International Double Reed Conference in Tokyo, Japan. It will be the only ensemble at the conference representing Texas and New Mexico.

The group will present three new works from “Cowboy Country.” These are new compositions for bassoon quintet, four bassoons and contrabassoon, by area composers. They are: “The Ballad of Billy the Kid” by Billy Joel and“Variations on Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly, both composed by Chris Campbell, and “Moon Dances” by Daniel Davis.

The event is free, but the ensemble is seeking donations to help the performers pay for airfare to the conference. Donations can be made through GoFundMe at www.gofundme.com/TechsansInTokyo

WHEN:           3:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 9)

WHERE:         The Windsong Apartments at Carillon, 1717 Norfolk Ave, second floor

WHO:             Members of the Texas Tech Bassoon Ensemble include Ella Lowrance, Carolyn Garcia, Jason Davis, Austin Scott and Robin Aldana. The ensemble is under the direction of Stefanie Przybylska and in the studio of Richard Meek.

Photo attached. Caption “Texas Tech Bassoon Ensemble. Front row, from left: Ella Lowrance, Carolyn Garcia. Back row, from left: Jason Davis, Richard Meek, Austin Scott, Stefanie Przybylska, Robin Aldana.”

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CONTACT:  Richard Meek, professor of bassoon, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-3470 or r.meek@ttu.edu.