Under the direction of Brian Shelton, director of bands at TAMUK, the concert will feature soloists and ensembles from the Department of Music. Dr. Ann Fronckowiak, professor of oboe at A&M-Kingsville, will perform the virtuoso showpiece La Favorita by Antonio Pasculli. Pasculli was an oboe virtuoso from the 19th century, and the solo requires incredible technical and lyrical skills.
Also featured is the A&M-Kingsville Trombone Quartet performing Concerto for Four Trombones and Wind Orchestra by Dutch composer Jan Koetsier.
Mariachi Javelina will join the Wind Symphony in a stirring performance of H. Owen Reed’s monumental symphony La Fiesta Mexicana. Reed composed the work after a three-month visit to Mexico, and he includes authentic Mexican folk songs and melodies.
Other selections are the fanfare Summon the Dragon by Scottish composer Peter Graham and Arturo Márquez’s Danzon No. 2. Popularized by maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Danzon No. 2 is one of the most performed orchestral works today with its attractive melodies and energetic rhythms.