School of Music Presents 35th Annual Scholarship Concert

The Texas Tech University School of Music will host the 35th Annual Scholarship Concert at 8 p.m. April 29-30 in the Hemmle Recital Hall at the School of Music.

Written by Kate Lepard

The Texas Tech University School of Music will host the 35th Annual Scholarship Concert at 8 p.m. April 29-30in the Hemmle Recital Hall at the School of Music.

The concert, which raises money for School of Music scholarships, will include John Adams’ “On the Transmigration of Souls,” commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001; Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration”; Copland’s “The Promise of Living” from “The Tender Land”; Gershwin’s “I got Rhythm” from “Girl Crazy”; and “Oh Lord, I’m on My Way” from “Porgy and Bess.”

Performing ensembles include the Texas Tech Orchestra, University Choir, Women's Chorale, Men's Chorus, University Singers and The Lubbock Chorale.  Andrew George, John Hollins and Richard Bjella will conduct in the concert.  

More than 200 voices will be accompanied by the 80-piece Texas Tech Orchestra. The concert will also feature Norman Garrett, a baritone, and native of Lubbock, who earned a bachelor of music from the Texas Tech School of Music in 2005. Garrett performed with the Cincinnati Opera, the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and recently won the Philadelphia District Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions. He is currently a first-year resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets for seniors, students and children are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  Advance prices include a $3 Select-A-Seat service charge and can be purchased by calling (806) 770-2000, 1-800-735-1288 or by visiting www.selectaseatlubbock.com.

Tickets are also available at all Select-A-Seat outlets, United Supermarkets, Amigo’s Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph’s Records & Tapes and the Texas Tech Student Union Building ticket booth.