School of Music to Host Free Concert

The Symphony and Chamber Orchestras will perform together.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Music will host a free concert with the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. David Becker, director of orchestral studies, and Ross Ipsen, teaching assistant, will direct the performance. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature two contemporary works by American composers bookending the program. Ipsen will lead the orchestra in performing “Javelin” by Michael Torke. Becker will conduct the Chamber Orchestra’s performance of “Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Minor” by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. This performance will feature Will Strieder, professor of trumpet at Texas Tech. The full orchestra will perform “Romantic,” by Pulitzer Prize winner Howard Hanson.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 7)

WHERE: Hemmle Recital Hall, 2624 18th St.

CONTACT: Hannah Porter, unit coordinator, University Orchestras, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7828 or

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School of Music

The School of Music

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.