Final Symphony performance
The Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra will honor Bryan Holly Hornbeck, principal cellist and president of the orchestra, in its final concert of the 1997-'98 season Wednesday evening.
Honors Bryan Holly Hornbeck
The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Beto Criminal Justice Center Killinger Auditorium. Carol Smith, the Symphony conductor, said that the later-than-usual starting time was selected to allow those who are involved in Wednesday evening church choir rehearsals to attend.
Smith said that Hornbeck has been an outstanding student and Symphony member, completing all course work in December, 1997, for two bachelor's degrees, in music and business administration.
In the fall of 1997, Hornbeck was selected by the string faculty to receive the prestigious Ahysen-Towler Scholarship Award. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hornbeck of Bryan, who are establishing, in their son's honor, an endowment to be used by the Symphony for string scholarships.
The concert will feature one hour of music miniatures including American composer Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" and two string tunes--the Hohvaness "Prayer for St. Gregory," with graduate student Diane Hilbert as trumpet soloist, and a composition in the Baroque style entitled "Palladio" by Kurt Jenkins.
The remaining two works are full orchestra selections--an instrumental arrangement of the aria "nessun dorma" from Puccini's "Turandot," and the fourth movement from English composer Gustav Holst's "The Planets." The latter is entitled "Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity."
Smith will share the podium with graduate assistant James Marley Winslow and Hornbeck. Winslow is originally from Detroit, and came to SHSU after receiving his undergraduate performance degree from the Sheperd School of Music at Rice University.
Those wishing to contribute to the Bryan Holly Hornbeck Endowed String Scholarship may do so by contacting Smith at (409) 294-1326 or (409) 294-1358.
Admission to Wednesday's concert will be free to Friends of Music and students with SHSU identification. All others are $5, or $2 for students.
Media Contact: Frank Krystyniak
April 23, 1998
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