The Austin College Department of Music will present its annual fall concert, “An Evening of Chamber Music and Jazz,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Wynne Chapel on the Austin College campus. Under the direction of Austin College Mosher Professor of Music Ricky Duhaime, the concert is free and open to the public.
The Austin College Chamber Orchestra, comprised of students, staff, and faculty, will begin the concert with music by English composer Ralph Vaughn Williams and the Hungarian composer Jenö Takács. Uniquely, both compositions are based on models of early English music.
The second half of the concert will consist of a variety of big band music performed by the Greater Texoma Jazz Ensemble, a group consisting of students, faculty, and community members from across northeastern Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Soloists for the evening include Chris Dickson (alto saxophone), Paul Onspaugh (tenor saxophone), Jesse Spear and Chris Gregg (trombone), Andrew Gregg and Eric Brentzel (trumpet and flugelhorn), and David Moore (guitar).