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SFA's chamber music festival concludes with 'Music of the West' concert

August 17, 2012 - SFA Public Affairs
New SFA music faculty member Jeremy Fain (bassoon) will make his Nacogdoches debut during the final concert of SFA's 2012 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's 2012 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in Cole Concert Hall. The final concert, "Music of the West," features music from Europe and the United States.

Performing on the concert will be SFA music faculty members Christina Guenther (flute), John W. Goodall (oboe), Christopher Ayer (clarinet), Jeremy Fain (bassoon) and Charles Gavin (horn), who together comprise the Stone Fort Wind Quintet; and other SFA faculty members Jennifer Dalmas (violin) and Evgeni Raychev (cello).

Guest pianist Gustavo Bianchi, who has won several international competitions and has concertized throughout the United States, South America and Australia, will also perform. Goodall, Dalmas, Raychev and Bianchi will open the concert with a quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano by Bohuslav Martinu.

Jeremy Fain, the newest member of the SFA music faculty, will make his debut performance with the Stone Fort Quintet as the group presents "Miniatures for Woodwind Quintet" by Afro-American composer William Grant Still.

The concert will conclude with "Septet in A minor, Op. 147" for flute, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, violin, cello and piano by German composer Louis Spohr.

"The septet's unusual instrumentation, beautifully balanced writing and romantic sensibility make it a wonderful closing piece for our festival," said Dalmas.

Immediately after the concert, the SFA Friends of Music will host a public reception in the lobby of Cole Concert Hall, 2210 Alumni Drive.

Tickets to the concert are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $5 for students. Advance tickets can be purchased by visiting www.finearts.sfasu.edu or by calling (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS during regular business hours. Tickets will be available at the door on Sunday.