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Guest woodwind quintet and guest tubist to present recitals at SFA

October 6, 2009 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present two guest artist recitals on Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The Red River Woodwind Quintet, composed of the principal flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon players of the Shreveport Symphony, will perform at 6 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall. At 7:30 p.m., George Palton of Marshall University will present a guest tuba recital in the Music Recital Hall, Room 160.

Included on the quintet's program is "Bat Dance," a piece composed by the group's horn player, Thomas Hundemer, for the Shreveport Symphony Wind Quintet for use in school ensemble programs.

Other members of the quintet are Sally Horak, flute; Theresa Zale Bridges, oboe; Thomas Phillips, clarinet; and Anne Marie Power, bassoon.

Palton, who is the winner of the Tuba Artist Competition at the 2006 International Tuba Conference, will perform works primarily from the 20th and 21st centuries, including Krysztof Penderecki's "Capriccio for Solo Tuba," Roland Szentpali's "Allegro fuoco" and Alice Gomez' "Azucar," which Palton premiered at the 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference.

Joining Palton on stage will be pianist James Pitts, SFA staff accompanist, and Scott Harris, SFA associate professor of percussion.

Both recitals are free and open to the public. The Wright Music Building is located at 2210 Alumni Dr. For more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.