We're excited to share our online concert series with you! How does it work? We'll premiere performances at a scheduled time right here on our website!

 

If you want to watch past performances, you can watch them all right here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UTRGV Summer Saxophone Ensemble Concert

Watch right here or on YouTube Friday, May 22 at 6 p.m.

 

Enjoy our throwback to summer 2017 with a unique presentation that features the Summer Saxophone Ensemble. Over 30 musicians perform selections that showcase many styles and a full range of these versatile instruments, from the sopranino saxophone to the bass saxophone. The saxophone was created by Adolf Sax in 1840 and has been featured throughout the years and across the world in many types of ensembles from concert bands to Jazz bands. Dr. Cynthia Cripps, Associate Professor of the School of Music, is the founder and director of this annual summer program that features UTRGV students and community musicians.

 

This concert includes "Where Spirits and Demons Dance" by Nigel Wood and conducted by Dr. Saul Torres; "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Freddy Mercury, arranged by C. Tomsett and conducted by Dr. Cripps; and "Bamboleo", by the Gypsy Kings, inspired by a Venezuelan folk song and arranged for saxophone ensemble by local music educator Rick Lopez, who also conducts the selection.