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february, 2024

01feb7:30 pmSymphonic Wind Ensemble: World Premier "Second Nature" | Texas Tech University School of Music @ Allen Theatre @ 7:30pm

Event Details

Texas Tech University School of Music
2624 W. 18th Street on the Texas Tech Campus

Thursday, February 1st


Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Viet Cuong and the Aruna Sax Quartet as they grace us with the world premiere performance of Viet’s “Second Nature” alongside the TTU Symphonic Wind Ensemble. For those who have been following our journey, you may recall the captivating workshop performance last October during the creation of this piece. This collaborative process has yielded new insights, inspiration, and perspectives, resulting in an exceptional final version.

In addition to this exciting premiere, we’re proud to share the news that since last October, Viet Cuong has been honored with the 2023 National Band Association Revelli award for his composition “Deciduous,” which was also performed by the SWE last October. The performance recording of “Deciduous” served as the submission for the award, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have contributed to Viet Cuong’s well-deserved success. Congratulations to our esteemed friend, Viet Cuong!

The first half of our concert will showcase chamber ensembles from within our school. Highlights include pieces performed by our horn ensemble, among them “Metalmorphosis” by highly sought-after TTU alum Carol Britten Chambers. Our trumpet ensemble, saxophone quartet, and other talented groups will also share their musical expressions. With a diverse repertoire, there’s something for everyone, and we sincerely hope you can join us for an evening filled with extraordinary performances.
This event is Free and open to the public!


(Thursday) 7:30 pm


Allen Theater

15th Street and Akron