November 17, 2017
The Texas Tech University School of Music will host Argentine trombone quartet Viento Sur for a guest-artist concert and master class at 3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 19) in the Talkington Hall of the Legacy Event Center (1500 14th Street). The quartet consists of Pablo Fenogio, Carlos Ovejero, Enrique Schneebeli and Jorge Urani.
The first half of the program will consist of three original works composed for a trombone quartet. The group will perform Roberto Pintos’ “Microquad No. 1,” Noelia Escalzo’s “Viento Sur” and Corrado Maria Saglietti’s “Piccola Suite.” The Escalzo piece was premiered by the quartet in August 2017 at Trombonanza in Santa Fe, Argentina.
The second half of the program will consist of traditional tangos and milongas composed by some of the most widely acknowledged leaders in Argentine national music. Quartet member Schneebeli rendered most of the arrangements of these selections especially for the trombone quartet. The group will perform Sonia Possetti’s contemporary “Mano de obra,” followed by works from Juan Carlos Cobián, Osvaldo Fresedo, Julián Plaza and Osmar Maderna. Astor Piazzolla’s “Contrabajeando” and “La Muerte del Ángel” also will be performed.
Viento Sur had a month long tour of the United States in 2008 following the 2007 release of their first album, “Del Sur y Otros Aires.” They have since headed several more international tours and have had an appearance in the journal of the International Trombone Association.
The group first travelled to Lubbock in 2012 when they performed at the ninth annual Big 12 Trombone Conference hosted by Texas Tech trombone professor James T. Decker.
They are active performers and educators, offering recitals and master classes to universities, conservatories and music schools around the world. They have participated in the commissioning and premiering of several new works for trombone quartet, including world premieres of original works for trombone quartet and orchestra with the symphonic orchestras of Córdoba, Rosario and Santa Fe. In 2009, they released their second album, titled “¿Tango?,” in collaboration with Córdoban singer Julieta Ghibaudo.
The concert and master class are both free and open to the public.
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.