Nov. 4: Fall Band Concert to Feature Dallas Symphony's Greg Hustis
The Augustana Band will perform alongside guest soloist Greg Hustis, principal horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Augustana College/Community Concert Band at its Fall Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center.
The concert will feature the world premiere of Jeremy Hegg’s transcription of “Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra” by Eric Ewazen. Hegg is a 1994 graduate of Augustana. He and his brother, Jon ’99, make up The Hegg Brothers, a popular local singing-and-piano-playing duo.
The Band, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Ammann, is an 80-piece ensemble comprised of student musicians representing a variety of majors and professional play.
Also appearing will be the Augustana College/Community Band, a group of nearly 130 college students and community members including physicians, teachers, lawyers, airline pilots and more, who gather to share their love of instrumental music and the opportunity to continue in its study, despite their busy professional lives.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.4
Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center
The Augustana Band performance will include the following selections:
- “...Go,” by Samuel R. Hazo
- “Slalom,” by Carter Pann
- “Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra,” by Eric Ewazen, transcription by Jeremy Hegg, featuring Greg Hustis, guest horn soloist
The Augustana College/Community Concert Band performance will include the following selections:
- “Ignition,” by Todd Stalter
- “Rhapsodic Celebration,” by Robert Sheldon
- “On the Merrimack,” by Andrew Boysen, Jr.
- “The Avenger March,” by Karl L. King, arr. By Gene Milford
Tickets are $5 for adults; free for students with a valid ID. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com or by calling 605.274.5320.
About Greg Hustis
Hustis has been with the Dallas Symphony since 1976. In addition to his varied performance schedule, he has taught horn for more than 25 years at Southern Methodist University, where in 1995 he was presented the Meadows Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award.
John Kitzman, the Dallas Symphony’s principal trombone, says of Hustis: "...his consistency of tone, phrasing, and performance of the most challenging horn passages over a period of more than 30 years place him in the highest echelon of horn players."