Texas Tech University

School of Music Hosts November Performances

David Gay

November 5, 2018

Performances include percussion ensembles, the mariachi ensembles and the University Symphony Orchestra.

The Texas Tech University School of Music, housed within the J.T. & Margaret Talkington School of Visual & Performing Arts, will host multiple performances of music ensembles throughout November. These performances include the annual Concerto Competition Winners Concert and the Tango and Mariachi Ensembles concert. All events are free and open to the public.

Percussion Ensemble I and Steel Band I Concert
The Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band musicians will perform in a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6) in Hemmle Recital Hall. Lisa Rogers, professor of percussion studies, and Alan Shinn, professor of percussion, will conduct the two ensembles as the students perform works by artists including Frank Zappa, Van Morrison and Beyoncé.

Tango and Mariachi Ensembles Concert
The Tango and Mariachi ensembles will host a combined performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9) in Hemmle Recital Hall. The two ensembles, directed by Lauryn Salazar, assistant professor of musicology, and Charles Olivier, director of the Texas Tech Tango Orchestra, will perform works of traditional Mexican Mariachi and Argentinian Tango.

Concerto Competition Winners Concert With the University Symphony Orchestra
This annual performance, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 in Hemmle Recital Hall, features performances that spotlight the student winners of the Fall 2017 Concerto Competition. Lauren Pokorzynski, Ross Reinhart, Spencer Reese and Jorge Ramos will perform solos with the University Symphony Orchestra as they present works by Erich Korngold, Claude Debussy and Sergei Prokofiev.

For a full list of School of Music events, visit its website.