April 28, 2016
Photo by Charlie Grosso
EVENT: To conclude the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Texas Tech University bands, renowned American composer Frank Ticheli will be in residency at the School of Music for three days of rehearsals and lectures with the University Bands and the department of Music Theory and Composition.
Ticheli, who is highly acknowledged for his works for wind band, will spend his time at Texas Tech in rehearsal with the University Bands, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, who will perform his works in concert during the residency. All concerts are open to the public and admission is free.
The culminating concert for this celebration, performed by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, will feature Texas Tech faculty voice artists Rebecca Wascoe Hays and Quinn Patrick Ankrum in several of Ticheli’s works, including “Songs of Love and Life” and “Angels in the Architecture.”
Other concerts honoring Ticheli will include performances by the Concert Band, who will play wind band works “Shenandoah” and “Vesuvius,” and the Symphonic Band, who will play a wind band adaptation of “Rest” in addition to Ticheli’s Symphony No. 2.
In addition to Ticheli’s residency, the Texas Tech bands are also celebrating the contributions of Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Michael Colgrass, who will be working in rehearsal with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble via Skype for their concert performance of his highly acclaimed work “Winds of Nagual.”
WHEN: Residency: Monday-Wednesday (May 2-4)
Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 4)
Concert Band concert: 7:30 p.m. Monday (May 2)
Symphonic Band concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday (May 5)
CONTACT: Benjamin Robinette, publicity coordinator, School of Music, College of Visual & Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The School of Music is part of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.
With more than 500 students, the size is ideal for creating larger ensembles as well as ensuring individual attention with private study.
Faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, harp and guitar, and specialists in conducting, composition, electronic music, music education, musicology, world music and music theory.