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Starlight Symphony Orchestra's 2006 Fall Concert in Wimberley
Robert Tull, trombonist

Sunday, October 15, the orchestra will play Copeland, Handel, Gliere, and more at 4 PM at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Mr. Robert Tull is also featured performing McCarty's Sonata for Bass Trombone. Mr. Tull performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra for 29 years, following eight years with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra.
On Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th, the Starlight Symphony Orchestra will present two fall concerts.  Saturday's concert will be held at the First Christian Church, 3105 RR 12, San Marcos, at 7:30 PM. The Sunday performance will be at 4:00 PM in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 6000 A FM 3237, Wimberley.

The theme of this fall's concert (most welcome after the past summer) is "Waterworks".  The program includes Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man", selections from Handel's "Water Music", "Russian Sailors' Dance by Gliere, "Wellington's Victory" (commemorating the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo) by Beethoven, and Sullivan's Overture to "The Pirates of Penzance". Additionally, Mr. Robert Tull is featured performing McCarty's "Sonata for Bass Trombone."

The trombonist, Mr. Tull, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin holding degrees in Music Education and Tenor Trombone Performance. This is his second season with the Starlight Orchestra as a bass trombonist. Previously he performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra for 29 years, following eight years with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a member of the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra, Oregon's Sun River Festival Orchestra, the Gabrieli Brass Quintet, and has played with many other groups during his career. Mr. Tull is currently the leader and arranger for the Hill Country Jazz Band, a group performing throughout Central Texas.

The Starlight Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra based in Wimberley, but with members from Blanco, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Oak Hill, Buda, Kyle, Lockhart, San Marcos, Canyon Lake, and surrounding Central Texas communities.  There are approximately fifty-five members ranging from Jr. High students to senior citizens.  The orchestra has presented four programs a year in various Central Texas communities, including Wimberley, San Marcos, and Dripping Springs since 2003.  

Cina Crisara is in her second season as the Artistic Director and Conductor for the Starlight Symphony Orchestra.  Cina brings an extensive 26 years of teaching experience with her to to the Starlight, having taught at the high school and university levels. She has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education at Potsdam in New York. She earned her Master's Degree in Piano Performance from Ithaca College and was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting by the University of Texas at Austin. Cina taught choral conducting at the University of Nebraska, was chorus-master at Opera Omaha for 17 years, and was the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Omaha Symphonic Chorus before relocating to Texas. She is currently a church musician at St. John's United Methodist Church in Austin.

Admission to both concerts is free. However, donations are greatly appreciated, and are tax-deductible under the non-profit charter of the Wimberley Players. All donations go directly to the orchestra. Additional information can be found at the Orchestra's web site,, or by contacting Pat Surguy, Starlight Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, at (512)858-0324.


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