SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'German Masters' concert
October 14, 2009 - Sylvia Bierschenk
John W. Goodall, SFA professor of oboe and associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, will perform Carl Maria von Weber's "Concertino for Oboe and Winds" with the SFA Wind Ensemble during its "German Masters" concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The SFA Wind Ensemble will present "German Masters," a concert of music by famous German composers, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. John W. Goodall, SFA professor of music and associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, will be the guest soloist on Carl Maria von Weber's "Concertino for Oboe and Winds." The concert will open with "Toccata, Adagio and Fugue," one of the great organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach, said Fred J. Allen, SFA director of bands and the group's director. "We will perform the transcription made by John Paynter, who was guest conductor of the SFA Wind Ensemble in 1995." Included on the program are two other works by German composers-Paul Hindemith's "Symphony in B-flat," which Allen called "monumental," and Gottfried Sonntag's "Nibelungen March," guest conducted by David W. Campo, SFA associate director of bands and director of the Lumberjack Marching Band. The premier concert band in the School of Music, the SFA Wind Ensemble has performed regularly for convention-clinics of the Texas Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association. It performs the "core repertoire" of the modern band, newly composed works, orchestral transcriptions for bands, and pieces featuring guest artists and chamber music for winds. Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Turner Auditorium is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Dr.