SFA visiting flute professor to give recital
October 14, 2008 - Sylvia Bierschenk
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Heather Small, visiting assistant professor of flute at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
Small will perform "Charanga," a short, unaccompanied piece by American composer Michael Colquhoun which features Latin rhythms and contemporary flute techniques, and "Fantasy, Op. 79" by Gabriel Fauré.
"The Fauré piece was written in 1898 as a contest piece for the Paris Conservatory. It begins with a slow, lyrical section and then continues to a fast finale with scalar runs and flourishes," explained Small. "I will be performing a duo flute arrangement with SFA Assistant Professor Christina Guenther, who so graciously invited me to Nacogdoches for the last eight weeks to teach as her maternity replacement, and Ron Petti, SFA director of accompanying."
SFA Lecturer Evgeni Raychev, cello, and Petti, harpsichord, will join Small in presenting "Sonata in G Major" by C.P.E. Bach.
Small, who received her doctoral degree from Florida State University, has appeared as a featured soloist with the Big Bend Community Orchestra (Tallahassee, Fla.) and the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra.
Winner of the 2008 New Music Competition sponsored by the Kentucky Flute Association, she recently gave the world premiere performance of "Rain and Shine" by Gary Schocker. She has also performed at the 2008 National Flute Association Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Cole Concert Hall is located at 2210 Alumni Dr.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.sfasu.edu/finearts or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.