The Brazosport College and Community Band will welcome Stephen F. Austin State University Professor of Trombone Dr. Debra Scott as a guest soloist at a concert on April 13 at The Clarion at Brazosport College.
The concert, which is being presented by the Brazosport College Music Department, begins at 2:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
Scott will be featured on The Blue Bells of Scotland, Arthur Pryor’s tour de force for solo trombone with band accompaniment. The band is under the direction of Richard Birk, and BC percussion instructor Charles Fricker will be guest conductor on two selections.
“Deb Scott is a jaw-droppingly amazing trombonist,” Birk said. “She is definitely going to wow the audience with her spectacular technique and tremendous musicianship. Also on the program are a Spanish march, a pair of transcriptions by Schubert and Bartok, a couple of brand new pieces for band and Hoagy Carmichael’s popular ballad Star Dust.
“I’m confident that there will be something for everyone and I hope the community will join us for a wonderful afternoon of music,” Birk added.
Scott is the director of SFA's jazz band, The Swingin’ Aces, and is active as a performer and clinician in both classical and jazz styles. Currently, she is the principal trombonist of the Longview Symphony and performs frequently with the Shreveport Symphony.
For more information about the April 13 College and Community Band performance, call 979.230.3658.
Selections to be performed on April 13 include:
Proclamations – an exciting symphonic celebration for band composed in 2011 by Rob Romeyn
Proud Heritage – a stately concert march by former University of North Texas Distinguished Professor of Music William Latham
Star Dust – Hoagy Carmichael’s gorgeous ballad that will feature band members David Box on alto sax and Chris Cermak on trumpet
Foundry – a powerful rhythmic piece by John Mackey that explores the idea that “anything” can be a percussion instrument
Rosamunde Overture – incidental music written by Franz Schubert for the 1823 play Rosamunde
Allegro Barbaro – a thrilling adaption of Bela Bartok’s “barbaric” piano solo
Espana Cani – a rich Spanish pasodoble march
Blue Bells of Scotland – Arthur Pryor’s showcase for trombone featuring Dr. Debra Scott