Texas Tech Orchestras to Perform Free Concert Sunday

Music by Chilean, American and Russian composers will ring through Hemmle Recital Hall.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Music  Symphony and Chamber Orchestras will perform a free concert featuring music of Chilean, American and Russian origins. The orchestras are directed by David E. Becker, director of orchestral studies, and Ross T. Ipsen, doctoral teaching assistant.

Ipsen will present a lecture-demonstration prior to the concert. Kimberly Sparr, assistant professor of viola, will collaborate with Becker and the chamber orchestra as a soloist.

The concert features “Las Raíces de la ira” by Chilean composer Fernando Garcia, the Viola Concerto of American composer Jennifer Higdon and Symphony No. 5 in D Minor by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

WHEN: Sunday (Feb. 19)

  • Lecture, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Concert, 3 p.m.


  • Lecture, School of Music, Choir Hall, Room 010
  • Concert: Hemmle Recital Hall

CONTACT: Hannah Porter, unit coordinator, University Orchestras, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7828 or hannah.porter@ttu.edu

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