Global Voyages

February 1, 2025

Travel with us to Akin Auditorium for an enchanting evening that will take you away. This concert features a blend of global influences, showcasing vibrant tropical melodies, innovative saxophone solos, and the irresistible charm of a jazz piano trio. Experience a musical journey that spans from the breezy shores of Tahiti to the bustling streets of Japan and the elegant sophistication of France, all carried on the winds of jazz and saxophone.


Akin Auditorium

Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308


Time: 7:30pm

Maria Torres Melgares, Saxophone

Maria Torres Melgares

Maria Torres-Melgares has earned acclaim for her performances marked by “enticing passion and melancholic yearning” (Detroit, 2023). She is a Spanish saxophonist deeply rooted in her Hispanic heritage, thriving in musical endeavors that connect cultures and nationalities. Currently based in Iowa City, she has received over twenty international prizes in solo and chamber music competitions, including the 1st Prize of the Solo College Competition of the North American Saxophone Alliance 2024, the prize AIE from ACIMC Competition 2023, 1st Prize in the Vandoren Emerging Artists Competition 2022, 1st Prize in the VIII “Concurso Internacional de Saxofone Vitor Santos” (Portugal, 2021), and 1st Prize of the 94th Concours International Léopold Bellan (France, 2020), among others.