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Angelo State ensembles to perform public concerts at RiverStage

ASU's symphony orchestra will perform March 27; and the wind ensemble will perform March 28.
Credit: Angelo State University

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University’s student symphony orchestra and wind ensemble will perform live public concerts Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage, 16 E. Avenue A.

The symphony orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. March 27 and the wind ensemble will perform at 2:30 p.m. March 28. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and practice social distancing.

The symphony orchestra concert, “Classics by the Concho,” will open with a performance by the Concho Valley Youth Orchestra, which includes more than 40 area middle and high school students.

The symphony orchestra, which comprises more than 40 student musicians, will then perform various works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Hector Berlioz, Johann Strauss II and Joe Hisaichi. Highlighting the concert will be a solo piano performance by Michaela Zimmerman of San Angelo, co-winner of ASU’s 2020 Concerto Competition.

The wind ensemble concert, “Give Us This Day,” will feature 44 ASU student musicians on various woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

The musical program will include:

  • “Rocky Point Holiday” by Ron Nelson
  • “II Clarinet Concerto” by Oscar Navarro
  • “A Movement for Rosa” by Mark Camphouse
  • “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst
  • “Into the Silent Land” by Steven Danyew
  • “Give Us This Day” by David Maslanka

Highlighting the concert will be a solo clarinet performance by Luis Gomez of San Antonio, co-winner of ASU’s 2020 Concerto Competition.