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SFA to present faculty horn recital, 'Mozart Interrupted'

September 13, 2011 - Sylvia Bierschenk
Charles Gavin
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Charles Gavin, professor of horn at Stephen F. Austin State University, has invited eight of his colleagues to perform with him during his faculty recital, "Mozart Interrupted," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Joining Gavin for W.A. Mozart's "Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452" will be SFA faculty members James Pitts, piano; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; and Susan Nelson, bassoon.

Melissa Nabb, viola instructor in the SFA Music Preparatory Division, and faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Gene H. Moon, viola; and Evgeni Raychev, cello, will join Gavin in the presenting Mozart's "Quintet for Horn and Strings, K 407."

"These are both monumental chamber works featuring the horn," said Gavin. "It will be a genuine pleasure to perform them with the artist faculty at SFA."

Gavin will also play two horn solos, Vitaly Buyanovsky's "Espana" and Steven Winteregg's "Blue Soliloquy."

"'Espana' features several styles of Spanish folk music, and even calls for the horn to imitate Flamenco-style guitar, while 'Blue Soliloquy' explores the world of blues and jazz," Gavin explained.

Gavin joined the SFA music faculty in 1984 where he teaches horn and chamber music and is a member of the SFA Faculty Brass Quintet.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at SFA, Gavin maintains an active performing schedule. He was a soloist at the 23rd International Horn Symposium and regularly performs at regional horn workshops.

In April, Gavin was named the first recipient of the College of Fine Arts Faculty Dean's Award.

"Mozart Interrupted" is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and a part of the 2011-2012 Cole Performing Arts Series. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.

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) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.