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Guest flutist to perform at SFA

September 28, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - East Texas flute enthusiasts can hear music performed on both the modern and Baroque flute during Ellen Johnson's guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Cole Concert Hall. The recital is a part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

Johnson, who is a member of the music faculty at Concordia University in Austin, will present Georg Philip Teleman's "Fantaisie in D major" on the traverso, or Baroque flute, the instrument for which the piece was written.

"The audience will enjoy hearing the contrast between that instrument and the more familiar modern flute on which Ellen will perform Bach's 'Sonata in B minor' and Aaron Copland's 'Duo' (for flute and piano) with Geneva Fung, SFA staff accompanist."

In addition to teaching flute, chamber music and music history classes at Concordia University, Johnson performs with the Faculty Piano Trio and serves as president of the Austin Flute Club.

She performs throughout the United States, both as a soloist and as member of the Taos Soundscapes and the Traverso Colore Baroque Flute Ensemble.

Johnson earned her Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University and holds flute performance degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Wichita State University.

The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please go to www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.