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Stone Fort Wind Quintet concert slated

October 19, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk
The Stone Fort Wind Quintet, SFA's resident faculty woodwind ensemble, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Stone Fort Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The quintet, comprised of Drs. Christina Guenther, flute; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Charles Gavin, horn; and new faculty member Susan Nelson, bassoon; will perform music by European composers of the late 19th and early 20th century.

"The selections range from the wit and charm of Francis Poulenc to the exoticism of Darius Milhaud to the late-Romantic intensity of August Klughardt," said Gavin.

SFA Staff Accompanist Dr. James Pitts will join the quintet for the performance of Poulenc's "Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano," a three-movement work that Gavin calls "tuneful, charming and witty."

SFA's newly hired Associate Professor of Saxophone Dr. Nathan Nabb will join the group in presenting Milhaud's "Scaramouche," a work whose last movement is in the style of a Brazilian samba.

The primary work on the program for the quintet is Klughardt's four-movement "Quintet, Op. 79," which is modeled on the German symphony.

The concert is a part of the School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Dr.

Tickets 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 call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.