NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Spectrum Ensemble will bring a program of original percussion duo works to Nacogdoches when founders Jaime Esposito and Stephen Hall perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Wright Music Building’s Band Hall, Room 121, on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
Spectrum Ensemble is a new music group based in Denton advocating for LGBTQ+ representation in Classical music by performing concerts of new music written by top young queer composers and performed by queer/ally musicians. Additionally, proceeds from concerts are donated to LGBTQA+ advocacy non-profits/charities.
Touring throughout the South this fall, Spectrum Ensemble will present “A New Light,” which features works written by queer composers Kevin Rosacia, Luke Ellard, Derek Twyonick, and LJ White, alongside classics by Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber.
“In our concerts, we present the often-ignored lineage of influential queer musicians in Classical music throughout history until the present day,” Esposito said.
New contemporary music works by top queer composers are juxtaposed in the performance with works of famous composers throughout history, like Bernstein, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Aaron Copland.
“In this way, we present wonderfully engaging musical programs while exemplifying LGBTQ+ visibility,” Esposito said.
To learn more about the ensemble and the players:
Concert tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.