Sunday, March 4 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Trinity University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will sponsor a very special concert on Sunday March 4, 2018 in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. The Helotes Area Community Band will share the concert, and they will perform on the first half of the concert, directed by Trinity adjunct faculty member Chuck Kuentz. The second half of the concert is devoted to a single work, the premiere of Timothy Mahr’s Symphony No. 1. The composer will be in attendance and will be a Stieren Guest Artist in Residence from Feb. 28 through March 4, 2018.
Mahr is a professor of music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., where he is the conductor of the St. Olaf Band and teaches courses in composition, conducting, and music education. He is the principal conductor of the Minnesota Symphonic Winds and is past president of the North Central Division of the College Band Directors National Association, has served on the Board of Directors of the National Band Association, and was a founding board member of the Minnesota Band Directors Association. He is presently the North Central Division Representative on the CBDNA Commissioning Committee and an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association.
Timothy Mahr is perhaps best known as a composer, having written more than 50 works including the 1991 ABA/Ostwald Award-winning "The Soaring Hawk." Five other works have been finalists in national band composition contests. He has received more than 30 commissions including works for the U.S. Air Force Band, the Music Educators National Conference, the Nebraska and Indiana Bandmasters Associations, and a work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American School Band Directors Association.
Mahr (b. 1956) graduated with two degrees summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in 1977 and 1978 (B.M. Theory/Composition and B.A. Music Education). In 1983, he received the Master of Arts degree in Trombone Performance from The University of Iowa, where in 1995 he also earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting.
The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series is made possible by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren. This concert is free and open to the public.
For a full list of events related to Mahr's residency, please click here.
Ruth Taylor Recital Hall
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212
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