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Gavin to showcase American composers in Jan. 30 recital

January 17, 2013 - Robbie Goodrich
The music of American composers will be showcased when Charles Gavin, professor of horn at SFA, presents a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Cole Concert Hall.

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Charles Gavin, professor of horn at Stephen F. Austin State University, will showcase the music of American composers when he presents "The All-American Horn" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Joining Gavin on stage will be SFA faculty members James Pitts, piano; John W. Goodall, oboe; and Brad Meyer, percussion.

"The highlight of the program will be a world premier of 'Laughlin Park Suite' by SFA alumnus John Dickson," Gavin said. "I commissioned John to compose a new piece to be premiered at the 44th Annual International Horn Symposium in May of 2012. The piece was, at that time, a two-movement work. John felt the work needed a third movement. This three-movement work will be premiered on this program."

Two other works will be performed for the first time at SFA during the recital, according to Gavin.

Goodall will join Gavin to perform Trio for Oboe, Horn and Piano, while Meyer will join for a performance of Night Music for Horn and Marimba.

Gavin has been a soloist at the International Horn Symposium and regularly performs at regional horn workshops. He was the first recipient of the College of Fine Arts Faculty Dean's Award.

"The All-American Horn" is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is included in the 2012-13 Cole Performing Arts Series.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407.