Special to the Laredo Sun
Start your weekend with a short concert by the Laredo Phil Friday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.
General admission is only $10 and free for students with a valid ID.
“Friday Nite Lites” was conceived by Brendan Townsend, TAMIU assistant professor and music director, Laredo Phil, in an effort to present a concert program that would not exceed an hour.
The program consists of five short pieces and opens with the title march from the 1954 movie, “The Dam Busters,” followed by three unique works for soloist and orchestra.
Violinist Emily Osinski will perform the flashy and highly entertaining “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” by Saint-Saens. Next is her husband William, brass instructor, Laredo Community College, with Persichetti’s “The Hollow Men.” Finally, 16-year-old cellist from Dallas, Alex Davis-Pegis, will play the 1st movement of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1.
The concert closes with a work written by Townsend’s father, Dr. Declan Townsend, “Aisling – A Fantasy for Orchestra.”
For more information, contact Townsend at 326.3039.