POPS & FAMILY SERIES PROUDLY UNDERWRITTEN BY WOOD FAMILY FOUNDATION
SPECIAL GUEST, WALLY MINKO
Saturday, March 2, 2023
7:30 PM | Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Gary Lewis, Conductor
A world premier show, from a world-renowned composer and arranger, that showcases the best of your West Texas Symphony!
Tickets $33 - $60, Students $12
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800-514-3849 or Wagner Noël Box Office W-F, 1-5pm
Scheduled programs and individuals are subject to change. Ticketing is handled by the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center - all ticketing, security, and venue policies apply.
ABOUT WALLY MINKO...
Grammy-nominated composer/producer/conductor/keyboardist Wally Minko has performed, toured, and recorded with pop stars Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, and Deneice Williams; R & B artists Pink, Toni Braxton, En Vogue, New Edition, and Expose’; jazz superstars Jean-Luc Ponty and Arturo Sandoval, prog-rock superstar Jon Anderson of Yes, Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey, and many others.
Wally’s compositions and arrangements are commissioned frequently by some of the biggest stars in the business for their recordings (Jon Anderson, Arturo Sandoval, Gianmarco, Debbie Allen, Wayne Bergeron, Gary Grant, Dan Fornero); he also produces countless works for jazz and choral ensembles. Some highlights include:
· Nominated for Grammy – Best Instrumental Arrangement for “A Night In Tunisia” from Arturo Sandoval’s CD “Dear Diz” 2013
· Arranger, pianist, keyboardist – Gianmarco “Versiones” – nominated for Album Of The Year, Latin Grammys
· One of the composers of the original score to Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker”, along with James Ingram, Mariah Carey, Quincy Jones, Arturo Sandoval, and Thump.
· Arranger, keyboardist – Rich Willey Boptism Big Band “Down & Dirty” 2019
· Composer/arranger – orchestral finale for Parkside Church’s 2019 Christmas Concert
· Co-founder & keyboardist, “The Reddcoats” – debut album released 2021
· Producer, Arranger, Conductor and Pianist of Parkside Church’s 2022 Christmas Concert, “Emmanuel”
Wally has been Music Director for countless artists, shows, and productions; teaches privately, and served as the Director of Music and Worship at Calvary Church in West Hills, California for over a decade.
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