Silver Keys Trio to perform tour program
September 20, 2013 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present the Silver Keys Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Cole Concert Hall as a feature of the 2013-2014 Cole Performing Arts Series.
The trio includes School of Music faculty Dr. Christina Guenther, flute, and Dr. Geneva Fung, piano, along with bassoonist Dr. Susan Nelson, a former SFA faculty member who is now assistant professor of bassoon at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Working together at SFA from 2010-2012 led to a fast friendship and many musical collaborations among these musicians, and the trio has been performing together ever since, according to trio member Guenther.
"We are very excited to be sharing a program of eclectic works by American composers with audiences on our 2013 Texas/Louisiana tour," she said.
The pieces to be performed are "Kalamus" by award-winning composer Dana Wilson, "Air for Bassoon and Piano" by Alec Wilder, "Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano" by Chick Corea, "All the Words to All the Songs" by Dan Welcher and "Retrofugue" by cellist and composer Jeremy Crosmer.
Guenther plays regularly with the Shreveport, La., Longview, Marshall and Texarkana, Ark., symphony orchestras. She has performed/presented at the festivals/conferences of the National Flute Association, the Florida Flute Association, the Mid-South Flute Society, the Society of Composers, Inc., the Classical Music Society, the Texas Music Educators Association, and at the Flute Society of Kentucky as winner of the Young Artist and Concerto Competitions.
A native of Hong Kong, Fung is an active soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in Hong Kong and the United States. In frequent demand as a collaborative pianist, she has performed in numerous vocal and instrumental recitals and master classes. At SFA, Fung serves as accompanist for choral union, opera productions, student recitals, competitions, auditions and master classes.
Nelson has performed with the annual Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, as well as the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and the Helena Symphony. She has received the top award at the Midwest Double Reed Society Young Artists Competition, was a finalist in the University of Oklahoma Concerto Competition, a finalist in the Arapahoe Philharmonic Concerto competition, and won third place in the Ann Arbor Society for the Musical Arts competition.
The Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.