Tarleton chamber ensembles take center stage tonight in concert

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University chamber ensembles will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Auditorium of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center on the Stephenville campus.

Admission is $5 or free with a Tarleton ID. The box office opens one hour before the concert begins. All seating is general admission.

Trial and Error Saxophone Quartet leads the show with “Grave et Pesto” by Jean Rivier. The ensemble features Courtnie Smith, soprano; Ethan Caldwell, alto; Kalvin Hughes, tenor; and Carissa Rodriguez, baritone.

The Tarleton Flute Ensemble — Kenya Thomas, Abigail Tostanoski, Cesar Martinez, Elizabeth Grace, Rachel How, Madeleina Gorman and conductor Carolyne Keyes — will play Nicole Chamberlain’s “Dizzy.”

“Sleep Well My Darling” by Jed Gillis will be performed by the Tarleton Horn Choir led by guest conductor Elyssa Creed. Ensemble members are Allison Banta, Nick Creed, Miguel Flores, Kim Hagelstein, Raisa Johnson, John Miske, Chris Moix, Katie Pennington, Brett Rice, Johnathen Standifer, Melanie Zacharias and Jorge Zambrano.

Also on Tuesday’s program is the Tarleton Horn Octet — Allison Banta, Miguel Flores, Raisa Johnson, John Miske, Brett Rice, Johnathen Standifer, Melanie Zacharias, Jorge Zambrano — performing James Naigus’ “Aileron.”  Kim Hagelstein conducts.

The Purple Saxophone Quartet performs “Trois Pieces,” “Canto de Amor,” and “Bereceuse”by Isaac Albeniz. The foursome is soprano Cameron Dehart, alto Julia Avery, tenor Caleb Bonsal and baritone Lucas Quirl.

“Fantasia on the Ukranian Bell Carol” by Mykolas Leontovych and Albert Hague’s “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” are next on Tuesday’s program, performed by the Tarleton Clarinet Choir — Emily Rowe, Adrian Rodriguez, Ashley Davenport, Victoria Shrull, Zachary Carothers, Jacquelyn Rodriguez, Ehren Batig, Samantha Garcia, Marius Nguyen, Ayla Harrell, Jodi Byrd, and Hayes Waterman — and conducted by Dr. Dmitry Pevertailenko.

The Tarleton Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, made up of Chase Campbell, Zach Baker, Mitch Thomas, Alberto Martinez, Kamran Scott, David Hernandez, Stephanie Crawford and Laramie Durham, performs “Brazil” by Ary Barroso.

Winding up Tuesday’s concert is “Civil Conflict” by Ethan Caldwell performed by The Tarleton Saxophone Ensemble and conducted by Dr. Andrew Stonerock. The ensemble is Courtnie Smith and Cameron Dehart on soprano sax; Julia Avery and Savanna Esse on alto; Caleb Bonsal and Kalvin Hughes on tenor; and Lucas Quirl and Ethan Caldwell on baritone.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.


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A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of nearly 17,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.