Release Date: February 13, 2002
FAME Concert Showcases Talent, Helps ASU Students
The fifth annual Friends of Art and Music Education (FAME) Showcase Concert will focus on the theme "American Made" and highlight some of Angelo State University's top musical talent Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, in the University Auditorium.
Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost of tickets is $5 for the general public and $3 for senior citizens and students. The FAME concert has become one of the most anticipated events on the calendar for ASU's Department of Art and Music. Not only does the concert showcase student talent, but it also supports scholarships within the department. An auction of ceramic plates decorated by local celebrities in conjunction with members of the ASU art faculty is also scheduled as part of the Saturday concert.
The show will begin with the ASU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Richard Spece and performing the theme from "Shaft" and "Funky Cha-Cha." ASU alumnus Brian Tillman, Class of '94, will provide a special guest appearance on saxophone. The ASU Concert Percussion Ensemble, directed by Doug Overmier, will follow with performances of "Bulbous Bouffant" and "Layers."
Pamela Lee will direct the ASU Concert Chorale, accompanied by Louellen Meyer on piano. Chorale performances will include "A Jubilant Song" with soprano soloist Angela Lindley; "Shenandoah" with soprano soloist Shannon Lindley; and "Stomp Your Foot" from Aaron Copland's The Tender Land, with Beth Horn on piano and dancers Jessica Jonas, Brian Jones, Kara Sparks, Shaun Yates, Nicole Goehry and Cameron Willmann.
Special FAME Concert guests Jazz Concho will perform "Serenade to a Cuckoo." The ASU Opera/Music Theater Workshop, under the direction of Tamara Watson, will offer "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. The duet will feature soprano Kathryn Yniguez and mezzo soprano Rachel Landry and accompaniment by Diane Deatherage on piano.
The Wind Ensemble under the direction of David Scott will play "Cuban Overture" and the overture to "Candide" before a grand finale of "America the Beautiful."
For more information, contact the Department of Art and Music at 942-2085.