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ASU FAME Concert and Plate Auction Set for March 9

March 02, 2010

Angelo State University’s music and art students will showcase their talents on Tuesday, March 9, in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center during the Friends of Art and Music Education (FAME) 13th Annual Showcase Concert and Plate Auction.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. event are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and free to students. The C.J. Davidson Conference Center is located in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive on the ASU campus.

The plate auction will allow patrons to bid on local artists’ and celebrities’ creations. The winning bids will be announced during the concert.

All proceeds from the concert and plate auction will go toward funding scholarships for art and music students at Angelo State University.

ASU’s music ensembles, along with several student and faculty soloists, will perform during the concert. The Jazz Ensemble will play “Oblivion” by Astor Piazzolla featuring Resendo Ramos, and “Tall Cotton” by Sammy Nestico with Steven Trinkl featured on trombone and Ramos on trumpet.

The Flute Choir will perform Melvin Lauf Jr.’s “Millenium Celebration,” the Brass Quintet will play George Frideric Handel’s “La Rejouissance” from “Royal Fireworks Music” and “Funksville” by John Wasson.

The Concert Chorale will perform “Fairest Isle” from “King Arthur” by Henry Purcell and the Brass Choir will play Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”

The Opera/Music Theater Workshop will present “Transformation” and “Alive” from “Jekyll & Hyde” by Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn, performed by Wes Powell with Michael Yenny playing piano.

The Woodwind Quintet will perform “Three Shanties for Wind Quintet,” Movement I, by Malcolm Arnold, and the Wind Ensemble’s performance of “March” from Paul Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis” will close the program.

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Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For more information, call the Department of Art and Music at 942-2085.