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Angelo State University trumpet ensembles to perform Veterans Day concert

The concert is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the ASU Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive.
Credit: Adriana Alexander

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University's trumpet ensembles will perform a free, public concert to celebrate Veterans Day at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

"TRUMPETS: Flash and Finesse" will take place in the EFA Building's Eldon Black Recital Hall. New and time-honored pieces will be performed by ASU's GOLD and BLUE trumpet ensembles paying tribute to military and first-responders, including:

  • "Australian Fanfare" by David Stanhope
  • "Ave Maria" by Vladimir Vavilov
  • "Concert Fanfare" by Eric Ewazen
  • "Keep it Light, Keep it Tight" and "Hail, Caesar" by Charles Reskin
  • "Blazon" from "The Trumpets" by Gilbert Vinter
  • "Conquest" by Erik Morales
  • "Ice Journey" by Jason Basoco
  • "Amazing Grace" arranged by Erik Morales
  • "America the Beautiful" by Samuel War
  • "Taps" attributed to Daniel Butterfield

After opening the concert together, the ensembles will each perform separately, then rejoin together to close the event. Many of the pieces highlight the lyric quality of the trumpet and will showcase the instrument's sensitivity and finesse. They also include music written specifically for trumpet ensembles, as well special arrangements for the occasion.

The trumpet ensembles are directed by Dr. John Irish, professor of music.

Everyone attending the concert will need to complete ASU's visitor wellness screening (angelo.edu/wellness-screening-visitor) and be prepared to show their wellness screening badge before entering the EFA Building. Masks/face coverings are also encouraged, but are not mandatory.

For more information, call the ASU Department of Visual and Performing Arts at 325-942-2085 or go online to angelo.edu/music.