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SFA to present guest violist and cellist in recital

January 22, 2009 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present guest musicians Matthew Dane, viola, and Greg Sauer, cello, in a recital, "Around the World in Sixty Minutes," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Cole Concert Hall.

The musicians, both of whom are serving as judges in the Senior Division of the Schmidbauer International Young Artist String Competition Jan. 24 and 25 at SFA, are extending their visit to Nacogdoches to give the recital. Gene H. Moon, SFA director of orchestral activities, will join the duo on piano.

The program, which consists of both solo and duo works, will include music by J.S. Bach, Gaspar Cassadó, Franz Danzi, György Kurtág, Astor Piazzolla and Walter Piston.

Dane is a member of the music faculty at the Metropolitan State College in Denver and the University of Colorado. He is also a member of the Boulder (Col.) Piano Quartet. Sauer, associate professor of cello at Florida State University, is the assistant principal cellist of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.