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Temple College will host “The Works of Stanley Friedman” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in the Jackson-Graeter Backstage Theatre at the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature an instrumental piece entitled “Monument” and the vocal cantata “Sojourner Truth.”

“Monument” is a multi-movement work inspired by the removal of Confederate statues in Memphis, Tennessee. “Sojourner Truth” is a work for soprano and instrumental ensemble. It is based on the writings and speeches of Sojourner Truth, who was born into slavery and, after gaining her freedom, became an influential symbol for the anti-slavery movement and the Civil War itself.

Friedman’s compositions have been premiered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, lʼEnsemble Intercontemporain, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, the Northwestern University Orchestra, the Wilma Smith & Friends Chamber Series (Australia), the Italian WonderBrass, the Canadian Brass and by major soloists and ensembles at music festivals worldwide. He is a four-time winner of the International Trumpet Guild Composition Prize. His solo trumpet work “SOLUS” has become a world success, with multiple CD recordings and programming on recitals and trumpet competitions in many countries.

This program is presented in association with Austin Community College.


Temple College is “Your Community’s College,” a dynamic and growing community college that equips thousands of Central Texas students with the knowledge and skills for 21st-century success. Temple College, which has campuses in Temple, Hutto and Taylor, offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs to students who seek to earn credits for transfer, graduate with an associate degree or complete a certificate for fast entry into the workforce.

Founded in 1926, Temple College has enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence for 97 years. It is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs, from visual and performing arts to competitive athletics. The College has become one of the state’s premiere institutions for healthcare providers’ education and training, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development programs. The faculty and staff are committed to providing exceptional quality instruction.