Scot Walker '90 February 12, 2018 12:30 PM updated: May 16, 2018 3:46 PM
A former student from the Class of 2007 will be featured in a performance with the University Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Winds.
As part of the show set for 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Texas A&M’s Rudder Theatre, flute soloist Leslie Daniel Newman will perform “Concerto for Flute” by Frank Ticheli, a piece in part commissioned for Texas A&M University Wind Symphony.
Newman graduated cum laude from A&M with a bachelor's degree in biology and from the University of North Texas with bachelor's and master's degrees in music. She serves as principal flute with the Richardson Symphony and second flute with the Shreveport Symphony. She has also performed with the Abilene Philharmonic, South Arkansas Symphony, and Marshall Symphony, and her international performances include recitals in the Philippines and wind symphony performances in Austria, the Czech Republic, England, Ireland and Scotland.
Previous solo performances include the premiere of Mike Mower’s “Concerto for Flute and Wind Orchestra” with the Texas A&M Wind Symphony, as a featured artist with the Montgomery County Choral Society, and performance with the UNT Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the UNT Concerto Competition.
The night's other featured performers, the Boston Brass, treat audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that incorporates exciting classical arrangements, burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire. The members use humor and repartee to pair great music with boisterous fun.
They will perform “Sounds of the Cinema” by Rick DeJonge with the University Wind Symphony and “Fanfare for a Festival” by Malcolm Arnold with the Symphonic Winds.
The Wind Symphony concert will include “For the President’s Own” by John Williams,
“English Folk Song Suite” by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and “Symphony No. 2 – Finale” by
David Maslanka. The Symphonic Winds’ performance will include “Jeropo” by Johan de Meij, “Introduction and Vivace” by Rick DeJonge, and “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance.
All events are free for Texas A&M students with a university ID. Tickets are available at the MSC Box Office for $5. Music educators are encouraged to contact the Music Activities Department at 979-845-3529 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a limited number of complimentary tickets for their music students.
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