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November 2008

Release Date: Nov. 7, 2008ASU Logo

ASU Brass Choir to Perform Fall Concert

The Angelo State University Brass Choir will perform its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the ASU Auditorium to open the ASU Brass Festival.

The concert, open free to the public, will feature works by composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Edward Elgar and Steven Winteregg. The ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Edward Surface, assistant professor of music, also will premiere a new work titled “Suite for Brass Choir,” specifically written for the ASU ensemble by Justin Sharp, a doctoral student in music composition at the University of Texas.

Featured soloist will be euphonium virtuoso Dr. Brian Bowman, professor of euphonium in the instrumental studies division at the University of North Texas. Bowman has been a member of the United States Navy Band, the United States Air Force Band, and the United States Bicentennial Band.

In addition to a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in 1976, Bowman has performed as a soloist with Lexington Kentucky Symphony, the Sapporo Japan Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony. He has performed as a soloist in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, the Virgin Islands, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China.

The Angelo State University Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John Irish, associate professor of music, will perform works from the Baroque era to today’s cutting edge styles. They will also perform an arrangement of Pachelbel’s famous Canon by one of the ensemble members.

For more information on the Angelo State University Brass Choir Concert or other events at the Department of Art and Music, call 942-2085 or visit the ASU Brass homepage at www.angelo.edu/faculty/jirish/ASUBrass and click on ASU Brass Festival.