The Angelo State University Trumpet Ensemble will present a special afternoon matinee concert on Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. in downtown San Angelo.
Titled “ASU Trumpet Ensemble and Friends,” the concert is open free to the public and will feature performances by four separate ensembles. Joining the ASU Trumpet Ensemble will be the Lone Star State Trumpet Guild, Area High School Select Trumpet Ensemble and SAISD Faculty Trumpet Ensemble.
Under the direction of Dr. John Irish, professor of music, the ASU Trumpet Ensemble will perform a wide variety of musical pieces, including Renaissance dances, cutting-edge modern sounds and classic Louis Armstrong jazz. This concert is also a preparation for the ensemble’s invited performance at the 43rd annual International Trumpet Guild Conference later this spring in San Antonio.
Five members of the Lone Star State Trumpet Guild will perform a thrilling new piece composed specifically for them by Dr. Bernie Scherr, head of the Hardin-Simmons University Department of Music Theory and Composition. Their ASU performance is also in preparation for the International Trumpet Guild Conference.
The Area High School Select Trumpet Ensemble will join this concert performance for the seventh straight year, and the SAISD Faculty Trumpet Ensemble will join for the third straight year as it presents the exciting “Cityscapes” by Erik Morales. Dr. John Kennedy, associate professor of music at South Plains College, will also join as a featured guest performer.
All the ensembles will then join together to close out the concert with a specially-arranged version of the epic finale to Ottorino Respighi’s “The Pines of Rome.”