SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2024 I PEROT THEATRE I 7:00 PM
Cheyenne Cruz’s playing has been described as “above and beyond the mastery of [her] instrument" and her compositions as “playful, full of humor and whimsy, almost filling the air with laughter”. She is the second clarinetist in the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, bass clarinetist in the Longview Symphony Orchestra, and bass clarinetist in the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Cruz also composes and plays amplified bass clarinet and flute in WoodWired, an electroacoustic duo which uses looping software and other live electronics to create spellbinding performances.
Jorge Cruz is the principal bassoonist of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and second bassoonist/contrabassoonist of the Abilene Philharmonic. He also regularly performs with the Dallas Opera Orchestra and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Jorge’s serves as bassoonist/saxophonist with the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, historically known as the 531st Air Force Band, a position he has held since 2001.
SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht, op. 4, “Transfigured Night’
MACBETH: A Rose for Emily
LISZT: Angelus Priere aux anges gardiens, S. 378
STRAUSS: Duo for Bassoon and Clarinet
Concert Preview: 6:10 PM