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CANYON, Texas — A record-breaking ensemble performs at the West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra’s next concert.
About 100 musicians, including the Amarillo College Chamber Orchestra, will join “Together” on October 29 at 7:30 PM at the Mary Moody Northern Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon Campus. Admission is free.
“This collaboration is a celebration of the partnership between our two ensembles,” said Dr. Mark Bartley, WT Lilith Brainard Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities. “A music student at AC often transferred to WT in order to complete his bachelor’s degree, and many of the WT alumni now play as members of his community in the AC Chamber Orchestra. It is an ecosystem that
Music professor Dr. Tina Carpenter stars in Edward Elgar’s Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra.
“When Tina, who began teaching here in 1986, says this will be her final year with the WT, we must seize this final opportunity to showcase her fine artistry. I knew that,” said Bartley.
The program also includes works by Ludwig van Beethoven, William Grant Still, Gustav Holst and Charles Gounod. Ensemble Next will also make a special appearance, playing music by Luigi Boccherini.
Ensemble Next Selected weekly lessons from Violinist Evgeny Zornnikov, WT Harrington Instructor, as well as masterclasses with guest artists and opportunities for performances locally, nationally and internationally. Ensemble Next performed with the WT Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Amarillo during his first two years.
Promoting art appreciation is an important element of the university’s long-term plan. WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.
The plan is backed by a historic $125 million. One West general fundraising campaign. His five-year campaign, which officially launched in September 2021, has so far raised more than $110 million.