Friday night marks the return of Frank Ticheli to Texas. He grew up near Dallas playing trumpet, studied composition at SMU and Michigan, and taught at Trinity University for several years.
Currently a USC professor, Ticheli will lead seven of his works with members of the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble at Texas Lutheran University.
Mark Rogers finds masterworks for Wind Ensemble:
The idea of a symphony for band isn't new, but hearing Brahms' First Symphony for wind ensemble might confuse you at first. Mark assures us that we will like it, and that the arrangement fits.